## 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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This period is commonly known as the log phase, because it is a mathematical

consequence of the exponential formula, that the logarithm of the size appears as

a straight line when it is plotted as a

This period is commonly known as the log phase, because it is a mathematical

consequence of the exponential formula, that the logarithm of the size appears as

a straight line when it is plotted as a

**graph**against the time. This has been done ...Page 138

Make a

weight horizontally (8b. 6). Probably one will find that, in the population you are

studying, the taller people are on the whole heavier. It may be possible to draw a

...

Make a

**graph**, plotting one thing against the other - say, height vertically andweight horizontally (8b. 6). Probably one will find that, in the population you are

studying, the taller people are on the whole heavier. It may be possible to draw a

...

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To determine the likely level of personal incomes in the future in various

countries of the world they draw the best straight line through the points in the

incomes against growth

assumption is ...

To determine the likely level of personal incomes in the future in various

countries of the world they draw the best straight line through the points in the

incomes against growth

**graph**and extrapolate this line into the future. Theassumption is ...

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