## 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 immediate problem, as he sees it, is whether he is sinking as many

submarines as he might. What has been called the

science is to take this problem in its entirety, just as it arises at the Commander's

staff ...

The immediate problem, as he sees it, is whether he is sinking as many

submarines as he might. What has been called the

**operational research**level ofscience is to take this problem in its entirety, just as it arises at the Commander's

staff ...

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Even in such a field, war experience suggests that systematic

such as the development of backward or colonial countries. If one sets out to

raise the ...

Even in such a field, war experience suggests that systematic

**operational****research**would give results. But it is more called for in newer fields of endeavour,such as the development of backward or colonial countries. If one sets out to

raise the ...

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For Chapter 10,

ground, including statistics. About Games Theory in particular, it is worth reading '

The Use and Misuse of Game Theory', by Anatol Rapoport, in Scientific ...

For Chapter 10,

**Operational Research**by Jagjit Singh covers a good deal of theground, including statistics. About Games Theory in particular, it is worth reading '

The Use and Misuse of Game Theory', by Anatol Rapoport, in Scientific ...

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