## 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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Computer results have in fact made the

responses of a system to a change in the measure of one of its components, or a

change of the coefficient of interaction between components, will often be of a

kind ...

Computer results have in fact made the

**important**point that the first transientresponses of a system to a change in the measure of one of its components, or a

change of the coefficient of interaction between components, will often be of a

kind ...

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212, which have become

themselves. These developments have been occurring now, because computers

have become powerful enough to handle models which are so complex that it

would be ...

212, which have become

**important**enough to merit having a chapter tothemselves. These developments have been occurring now, because computers

have become powerful enough to handle models which are so complex that it

would be ...

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is therefore

complex situations cannot be expected to do in the present state of the art; and

where the MIT team, and others more recently associated with the Club of Rome,

have ...

is therefore

**important**to try to get some idea of what computer simulations ofcomplex situations cannot be expected to do in the present state of the art; and

where the MIT team, and others more recently associated with the Club of Rome,

have ...

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