## 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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component elementary units are not related to one another in a strictly

hierarchical order, but in some more complicated way. The structure cannot be

represented by a ...

B. Other

**Types**of Order There are many**types**of organization in which thecomponent elementary units are not related to one another in a strictly

hierarchical order, but in some more complicated way. The structure cannot be

represented by a ...

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Accelerated Exponential Growth This is simple exponential growth; but there can

be, and often are, even more accelerated

second- or third-order

Accelerated Exponential Growth This is simple exponential growth; but there can

be, and often are, even more accelerated

**types**of growth, which one might callsecond- or third-order

**types**. One sort of second-order growth would be if the ...Page 99

However, even without mathematics, by thinking in terms of attractor surfaces in

three dimensions, we can get some notions about the

be exhibited by systems in which there are many more than three variables ...

However, even without mathematics, by thinking in terms of attractor surfaces in

three dimensions, we can get some notions about the

**types**of stability which maybe exhibited by systems in which there are many more than three variables ...

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