## A Methodology for Systems Engineering, Volume 24 |

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**matrices**with finite numbers of rows and columns . ( Note that the**matrix**obtained is analogous to one that might be used for showing the data for a group preference - namely , one in which the rows stand for alterna- tives and the ...Page 298

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**matrix**with several columns to a simpler**matrix**which has only one column . This is the objective for group decisions too , i.e. , to reduce a preference**matrix**for all individuals to a**matrix**of one column which shows the group ranking ...Page 300

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**matrix**. The entries in the**matrix**of negative regret are obtained from those of the payoff**matrix**by subtracting from each of the latter the maximum entry in the same . column . For our simple example , this results in the**matrix**...### Contents

SOME FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF SYSTEMS | 3 |

THE TD2 RADIO RELAY SYSTEM | 22 |

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