A Treatise on Systems (volume 2) Description
This second volume addresses the systematic application of Promise Theory to systems, which represents a substantial advance in defining functional systems with both dynamics and semantics. Promise Theory provides the first impartial vocabulary for multiscale system phenomena by combining quantitative and qualitative descriptions in a unified framework. The closer a system component’s intrinsic scale is, the more its qualitative semantics drive its behaviour. Dynamical patterns dominate typical behaviours when one expands out to big numbers. This book serves as a guide for graduate students and researchers in the formation of a new science of systems, and it offers an exceptional amount of examples and lessons learned over ten years of working in the field, all of which are unified by a single theoretical Promise Theoretic model.
This free book is distributed under the terms of the Open Publication License (OPL). A Treatise on Systems (Volume 2) is available in PDF format for free download (4.4 MB).