## 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 first states the position of the mid-point of the curve; this is the average

measurement, otherwise known as the

the measurements are scattered around the

possible ...

The first states the position of the mid-point of the curve; this is the average

measurement, otherwise known as the

**mean**. The second describes how widelythe measurements are scattered around the

**mean**. There are a number ofpossible ...

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It is important to realize what a correlation between two variables

particular, what it does not

necessarily in all populations), there is a tendency, whose strength is expressed

in ...

It is important to realize what a correlation between two variables

**means**, and inparticular, what it does not

**mean**. It**means**that, in the population studied (notnecessarily in all populations), there is a tendency, whose strength is expressed

in ...

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By

the world's resources in the past and in the future under various conditions and

can explore

World ...

By

**means**of graphic displays of the earth, players in the game can learn aboutthe world's resources in the past and in the future under various conditions and

can explore

**means**of deploying the world's resources. For a description of aWorld ...

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