## A Methodology for Systems Engineering, Volume 24 |

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**criterion**will detect profit- ability too . ( 2 ) This ratio will not correctly and consistently rank the systems . At an output of 4 , it indicates that system A is better , but at an output of 6 , it indicates that system B is equally ...Page 299

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**criterion**for choosing a course of action is called the minimax**criterion**( minimize maximum loss ) . As put forth here , it might more properly be called the maximin**criterion**. 11.4 THE HURWICZ**CRITERION**An optimist might be inclined ...Page 301

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**criterion**on the matrix of negative regret . 11.6 THE MAXIMUM EXPECTATION**CRITERION**The maximum expectation**criterion**, which has been discussed in several places , is a deceptively simple means for arriving at a decision . Suppose that ...### Contents

WHAT IS SYSTEMS ENGINEERING? | 3 |

THE TD2 RADIO RELAY SYSTEM | 23 |

3 4 The State of the Environment at the End of | 32 |

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