## Tools Of ThoughtDrawing 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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These can be most precisely and neatly expressed in

but the basic ideas are quite simple , and can also be expressed without much

difficulty in ordinary English ; it will become apparent that the

symbols ...

These can be most precisely and neatly expressed in

**mathematical**language ;but the basic ideas are quite simple , and can also be expressed without much

difficulty in ordinary English ; it will become apparent that the

**mathematical**symbols ...

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suitable for determining mass effects involving large populations , such as the

demand for a transport system . Indeed , predicting measures such as demands ,

sales ...

**Mathematical**models of social and technological systems are normally onlysuitable for determining mass effects involving large populations , such as the

demand for a transport system . Indeed , predicting measures such as demands ,

sales ...

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Gaming - Simulation Whereas a

terms of equations suitable for manipulation by a computer , a technique called

gaming , or role - playing , models the situation by means of interacting human ...

Gaming - Simulation Whereas a

**mathematical**model represented a situation interms of equations suitable for manipulation by a computer , a technique called

gaming , or role - playing , models the situation by means of interacting human ...

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### Contents

Introduction II | 11 |

Complex Shapes | 38 |

The Structure of Complex Systems | 48 |

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