## 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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But then to discover his optimum

to houses and flats when he puts in his application, he has to draw a different

diagram (10a.2). He has to consider what would be the gains to him according to

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But then to discover his optimum

**strategy**, that is to say the safest priorities to giveto houses and flats when he puts in his application, he has to draw a different

diagram (10a.2). He has to consider what would be the gains to him according to

...

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But a

effective, though perhaps not much, in coping with Q.; and the opposite

all B, will be vice versa. So the curve will be something like those drawn.

But a

**strategy**which is all A will be maximally effective in dealing with P and a biteffective, though perhaps not much, in coping with Q.; and the opposite

**strategy**,all B, will be vice versa. So the curve will be something like those drawn.

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Recently, they have been used by military strategists to predict the outcomes of

alternative

consist of two opposing players (commanders) each with a certain force of troops,

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Recently, they have been used by military strategists to predict the outcomes of

alternative

**strategies**in simulated battles. In its simplest form a war game mayconsist of two opposing players (commanders) each with a certain force of troops,

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