## Tools Of ThoughtDrawing 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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56.8 mula to express the S - shaped

environment , or by a gradual wearing out of the growth machinery , in practice it

takes so ...

56.8 mula to express the S - shaped

**curve**; but although the turning over of the**curve**at the top right is always produced by some sort of limitation in theenvironment , or by a gradual wearing out of the growth machinery , in practice it

takes so ...

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... that we need to introduce some negative feed - back control system , which will

convert the J - shaped

that at present we are faced with J - shaped

...

... that we need to introduce some negative feed - back control system , which will

convert the J - shaped

**curve**into an S - shaped**curve**. The first point to note isthat at present we are faced with J - shaped

**curves**if we plot against time not just...

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This gives us a stepped outline ; and we can , to make things prettier ( and more

easy to handle mathematically ) , draw a smooth

jaggedness . The type of graph which gives a stepped outline is known as a

histogram ...

This gives us a stepped outline ; and we can , to make things prettier ( and more

easy to handle mathematically ) , draw a smooth

**curve**which removes thejaggedness . The type of graph which gives a stepped outline is known as a

histogram ...

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