1st Edition

Systems Theory and Application A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

By Scott Jackson, Ricardo Moraes Copyright 2024
    90 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book describes the characteristics of he five different disciplines of systems which are Systems Theory, Systems Science, Thinking in Systems, Systems Architecting, and Systems Engineering. The book discusses how they all relate to each other and form a synergistic set of disciplines.

    Systems Theory and Application: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach presents how the five different disciplines of systems are all related to each other. The book offers a concise view of the systems perspective and discusses how it applies to many system types such as physical, abstract, and human. Highlights are on how systems disciplines address problems and abandon the fragmented approach of implementing the disciplines separately. The book forms an enlightenment on understanding the relationship between systems engineering and system theory and explains that systems are everywhere, and that universe is made up of systems.

    Students, designers, and those interested in systems theory will find this book of interest.

    1. Systems Theory. 2. Systems Science. 3. Systems Approach. 4. Systems Engineering. 5. Architecting through Functions. 6. Architecting through Heuristics. 7. Cybernetics. 8. System Discipline Interactions. 9. Systems Thinking. 10. Final Thoughts.


    Scott Jackson is a Fellow of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). He has written four books on systems engineering. He is a consultant for both Embraer of Brazil and Comac of China and was formerly with the University of Southern California (USC) and the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST).

    Ricardo Moraes is currently an Engineering Manager at Embraer, with experience in solution development and a focus on solution architectures and complex systems in sectors such as commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense programs. He is also the president of the INCOSE Brazil Chapter.