## Tools for Thought: How to Understand and Apply the Latest Scientific Techniques of Problem SolvingDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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The whole shape is then described by this one 'ridge line' in three-dimensional

space. The symmetry-axis description can be used very conveniently in

connection with some sorts of growth processes. All we need to do is to

for the ...

The whole shape is then described by this one 'ridge line' in three-dimensional

space. The symmetry-axis description can be used very conveniently in

connection with some sorts of growth processes. All we need to do is to

**give**rulesfor the ...

Page 61

Fairly rough and ready scaled association graphs prepared with nothing more

elaborate than common sense and a bit of trial and error often

good mental picture of a complicated set of relationships. To

...

Fairly rough and ready scaled association graphs prepared with nothing more

elaborate than common sense and a bit of trial and error often

**give**one quite agood mental picture of a complicated set of relationships. To

**give**an example I'll...

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Statisticians, who seem very conscious of the value of jargon in adding an air of

profundity to simple ideas, usually speak of the measurements deviating from the

mean, so this calculation would

...

Statisticians, who seem very conscious of the value of jargon in adding an air of

profundity to simple ideas, usually speak of the measurements deviating from the

mean, so this calculation would

**give**the 'mean deviation from the mean'. But this...

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