Our systems thinking curriculum provides a framework for cohesively and comprehensively integrating the many different domains of the subject so as to deliver a deeper understanding of the subject than would otherwise be possible.
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the area of systems thinking and theory that is designed to be accessible to a broad group of people. The course is focused on two primary achievements; Firstly providing students with the key concepts that will enable them to see the world in a whole new way from the systems perspective, what we call systems thinking.
This book is an overview of the area of systems thinking and theory that is designed to be accessible to a broad group of people. The book is focused on two primary achievements; firstly providing you with the key concepts that will enable y
System Dynamics System dynamics is a branch of systems theory that tries to model and understand the dynamic behavior of complex systems. It deals with internal feedback loops and time delays that affect the behavior of the entire system. It was first developed by Professor Jay Forrester at MIT as a management method but has [...]
Functions Functions are a central concept in both mathematics and systems theory that capture how a system converts an input into an output A function is a very broad and fundamental concept that is central to systems theory. It is also used in many different domains, being particularly important in mathematics and engineering. [...]
Homeostasis All creatures are designed to maintain homeostasis, requiring them to regulate both their internal and external environment Within systems theory and cybernetic, homeostasis describes the process whereby a system regulates itself or its environment in order to archive an optimal set of input states required to maintain its functionality and structure. The [...]
Cybernetics Information and control are the central objects of study within cybernetics, as such it played an important role in the development of information technology and robotics during the 20th century Cybernetics is the study of control, communications and information processing within systems of all kind, biological, mechanical and social. Norbert Wiener(one of the [...]
Systems The human body is a classical example of a system requiring the integrated functioning of many different parts in order to get the emergent phenomenon of the entire physiology There are many definitions for a system. Some examples include Wikipedia's definition where "a system is a set of interacting or interdependent components [...]
System Efficiency Efficiency is a central concept within many technical domains, such as engineering and economics. Systems theory tries to abstract away for its physical interpretation to understand its relevance to all types of systems - natural, engineered as well as social Whether we are talking about a car, political system or a [...]