## A Methodology for Systems Engineering, Volume 24 |

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**utility function**U ( 91 , 92 ) is not unique , we have U1 ru1 and U2 ru2 , where r r ( 91 , 92 ) is a function which we shall name an integrating factor in the next section . Therefore R is independent of the form of the**utility function**...Page 182

... function ; since there are many utilities which satisfy preferences ordered by the axiom , many

... function ; since there are many utilities which satisfy preferences ordered by the axiom , many

**utility functions**may be used to describe these preferences . If utilities could be measured on a ratio scale , † we could describe them ...Page 222

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**utility function**( Ref 32 , p . 444 ) . = 7. Form the market demand function ( 6-24 ) for S two individuals , A and B , supposing that A has income μ and**utility function**( 91 + 1 ) 9293 and that B has income μ and**utility function**9192 ...### 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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