## A Methodology for Systems Engineering, Volume 24 |

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**measured**. The state of the art in market analysis is such that it is usually impossible to**measure**the demand variables over wide ranges , but is possible to**measure**their changes over small ranges . Hence demand functions are ...Page 286

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**measure**psychological values on a ratio scale . One could use the profit criterion , for example , for judging psychological profit , just as today we use it for judging economic profit . One could solve many new problems in designing ...Page 389

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**measure**. Entropy has nothing to do with what the symbols symbolize ; it accounts only for their frequency and correlation . That is , the statistical theory of communication does not provide a**measure**of the semantic content or the ...### 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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