Dynamic Systems for Everyone

Understanding How Our World Works

Author: Asish Ghosh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331943943X

Category: Science

Page: 293

View: 8808


Systems are everywhere and we are surrounded by them. We are a complex amalgam of systems that enable us to interact with an endless array of external systems in our daily lives. They are electrical, mechanical, social, biological, and many other types that control our environment and our well-being. By appreciating how these systems function, will broaden our understanding of how our world works. Readers from a variety of disciplines will benefit from the knowledge of system behavior they will gain from this book and will be able to apply those principles in various contexts. The treatment of the subject is non-mathematical, and the book considers some of the latest concepts in the systems discipline, such as agent based systems, optimization, and discrete events and procedures. The diverse range of examples provided in this book, will allow readers to: Apply system knowledge at work and in daily life without deep mathematical knowledge; Build models and simulate system behaviors on a personal computer; Optimize systems in many different ways; Reduce or eliminate unintended consequences; Develop a holistic world view . This book will enable readers to not only better interact with the systems in their professional and daily lives, but also allow them to develop and evaluate them for their effectiveness in achieving their designed purpose. Comments from Reviewers: “This is a marvelously well written introduction to Systems Thinking and System Dynamics - I like it because it introduces Systems Thinking with meaningful examples, which everyone should be able to readily connect” - Gene Bellinger, Organizational theorist, systems thinker, and consultant, Director Systems Thinking World “Excellent book ...very well written. Mr. Ghosh's world view of system thinking is truly unique” - Peter A. Rizzi, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth “A thorough reading of the book provides an interesting way to view many problems in our society” –Bradford T. Stokes, Poppleton Chair and Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University College of Medicine “This is a very good and very readable book that is a must read for any person involved in systems theory in any way - which may actually include just about everyone” - Peter G. Martin, Vice President Business Value Consulting, Schneider Electric

Feedback and Control for Everyone

Author: Pedro Albertos,Iven Mareels

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642034466

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 318

View: 9559


This intriguing and motivating book presents the basic ideas and understanding of control, signals and systems for readers interested in engineering and science. Through a series of examples, the book explores both the theory and the practice of control.

Invitation to Dynamical Systems

Author: Edward R. Scheinerman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486275329

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

View: 403


This text is designed for those who wish to study mathematics beyond linear algebra but are unready for abstract material. Rather than a theorem-proof-corollary exposition, it stresses geometry, intuition, and dynamical systems. 1996 edition.

Dynamic Systems

Modeling, Simulation, and Control

Author: Raymond C. Kluever,Craig A. Kluever

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118289455

Category: Mathematics

Page: 496

View: 963


Wiley introduces a new offering in dynamic systems—Dynamic Systems: Modeling, Simulation, and Control by Craig Kluever. This text highlights essential topics such as analysis, design, and control of physical engineering systems, often composed of interacting mechanical, electrical and fluid subsystem components. Dynamic Systems: Modeling, Simulation, and Control is intended for an introductory course in dynamic systems and control, and written for mechanical engineering and other engineering curricula. Major topics covered in this text include mathematical modeling, system-response analysis, and an introduction to feedback control systems. Dynamic Systems integrates an early introduction to numerical simulation using MATLAB®’s Simulink for integrated systems. Simulink® and MATLAB® tutorials for both software programs will also be provided. The author’s text also has a strong emphasis on real-world case studies. Derived from top-tier engineering from the AMSE Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, case studies are leveraged to demonstrate fundamental concepts as well as the analysis of complex engineering systems. In addition, Dynamic Systems delivers a wide variety of end of chapter problems, including conceptual problems, MATLAB® problems, and Engineering Application problems.

Introduction to Dynamic Systems

Theory, Models, and Applications

Author: David G. Luenberger

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 4301


Integrates the traditional approach to differential equations with the modern systems and control theoretic approach to dynamic systems, emphasizing theoretical principles and classic models in a wide variety of areas. Provides a particularly comprehensive theoretical development that includes chapters on positive dynamic systems and optimal control theory. Contains numerous problems.

Dynamical Systems with Applications using MATLAB®

Author: Stephen Lynch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817643218

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 459

View: 5932


This introduction to dynamical systems theory guides readers through theory via example and the graphical MATLAB interface; the SIMULINK® accessory is used to simulate real-world dynamical processes. Examples included are from mechanics, electrical circuits, economics, population dynamics, epidemiology, nonlinear optics, materials science and neural networks. The book contains over 330 illustrations, 300 examples, and exercises with solutions.

System Dynamics Modeling with R

Author: Jim Duggan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319340433

Category: Computers

Page: 176

View: 6415


This new interdisciplinary work presents system dynamics as a powerful approach to enable analysts build simulation models of social systems, with a view toward enhancing decision making. Grounded in the feedback perspective of complex systems, the book provides a practical introduction to system dynamics, and covers key concepts such as stocks, flows, and feedback. Societal challenges such as predicting the impact of an emerging infectious disease, estimating population growth, and assessing the capacity of health services to cope with demographic change can all benefit from the application of computer simulation. This text explains important building blocks of the system dynamics approach, including material delays, stock management heuristics, and how to model effects between different systemic elements. Models from epidemiology, health systems, and economics are presented to illuminate important ideas, and the R programming language is used to provide an open-source and interoperable way to build system dynamics models. System Dynamics Modeling with R also describes hands-on techniques that can enhance client confidence in system dynamic models, including model testing, model analysis, and calibration. Developed from the author’s course in system dynamics, this book is written for undergraduate and postgraduate students of management, operations research, computer science, and applied mathematics. Its focus is on the fundamental building blocks of system dynamics models, and its choice of R as a modeling language make it an ideal reference text for those wishing to integrate system dynamics modeling with related data analytic methods and techniques.

Control and Dynamic Systems V18

Advances in Theory and Applications

Author: C.T. Leonides

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323150055

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 446

View: 990


Control and Dynamic Systems, Volume 18: Advances in Theory and Applications provides the techniques for the analysis and synthesis of large-scale complex systems. This book begins with a comprehensive treatment of component cost analysis of large-scale systems, including cost balancing methods for system design, failure mode analysis, model reduction techniques, and design of lower-order controllers that meet on-line controller software limitations. The problem of reduced-order modeling and filtering, linear multivariable systems synthesis techniques, and digital control of dynamical systems are deliberated in the next chapters. This publication concludes with the ship propulsion dynamics simulation and analysis and synthesis of complex distributed parameter systems. This volume is beneficial to students and researchers conducting work on advances in large-scale complex systems.

Discrete Dynamical Systems

Author: Oded Galor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540367764

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

View: 5048


This book provides an introduction to discrete dynamical systems – a framework of analysis that is commonly used in the ?elds of biology, demography, ecology, economics, engineering, ?nance, and physics. The book characterizes the fundamental factors that govern the quantitative and qualitative trajectories of a variety of deterministic, discrete dynamical systems, providing solution methods for systems that can be solved analytically and methods of qualitative analysis for those systems that do not permit or necessitate an explicit solution. The analysis focuses initially on the characterization of the factors that govern the evolution of state variables in the elementary context of one-dimensional, ?rst-order, linear, autonomous systems. The f- damental insights about the forces that a?ect the evolution of these - ementary systems are subsequently generalized, and the determinants of the trajectories of multi-dimensional, nonlinear, higher-order, non- 1 autonomous dynamical systems are established. Chapter 1 focuses on the analysis of the evolution of state variables in one-dimensional, ?rst-order, autonomous systems. It introduces a method of solution for these systems, and it characterizes the traj- tory of a state variable, in relation to a steady-state equilibrium of the system, examining the local and global (asymptotic) stability of this steady-state equilibrium. The ?rst part of the chapter characterizes the factors that determine the existence, uniqueness and stability of a steady-state equilibrium in the elementary context of one-dimensional, ?rst-order, linear autonomous systems.

Dynamic Simulations of Multibody Systems

Author: Murilo G. Coutinho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 147573476X

Category: Computers

Page: 379

View: 6052


This book introduces the techniques needed to produce realistic simulations and animations of particle and rigid body systems. It focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of developing and implementing physically based dynamic simulation engines that can be used to generate convincing animations of physical events involving particles and rigid bodies. It can also be used to produce accurate simulations of mechanical systems, such as a robotic parts feeder. The book is intended for researchers in computer graphics, computer animation, computer-aided mechanical design and modeling software developers.

Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems

Efficient Probabilistic Methods and Aerospace Applications

Author: Bin Wu

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124077390

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 9159


Featuring aerospace examples and applications, Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems presents the very latest probabilistic techniques for accurate and efficient dynamic system reliability analysis. While other books cover more broadly the reliability techniques and challenges related to large systems, Dr Bin Wu presents a focused discussion of new methods particularly relevant to the reliability analysis of large aerospace systems under harmonic loads in the low frequency range. Developed and written to help you respond to challenges such as non-linearity of the failure surface, intensive computational costs and complexity in your dynamic system, Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems is a specific, detailed and application-focused reference for engineers, researchers and graduate students looking for the latest modeling solutions. The Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press Aerospace Series publishes titles that cover the latest advances in research and development in aerospace. Its scope includes theoretical studies, design methods, and real-world implementations and applications. The readership for the series is broad, reflecting the wide range of aerospace interest and application, but focuses on engineering. Forthcoming titles in the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press Aerospace Series: Reliability Analysis of Dynamic Systems • Wake Vortex Control • Aeroacoustics: Fundamentals and Applications in Aeropropulsion Systems • Computational Intelligence in Aerospace Design • Unsteady Flow and Aeroelasticity in Turbomachinery Authored by a leading figure in Chinese aerospace with 20 years’ professional experience in reliability analysis and engineering simulation. Offers solutions to the challenges of non-linearity, intensive computational cost and complexity in reliability assessment. Aerospace applications and examples used throughout to illustrate accuracy and efficiency achieved with new methods.

Dynamic Patterns

The Self-organization of Brain and Behavior

Author: J. A. Scott Kelso

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262611312

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

View: 7619


foreword by Hermann Haken For the past twenty years Scott Kelso's research has focused on extending the physical concepts of self- organization and the mathematical tools of nonlinear dynamics to understand how human beings (and human brains) perceive, intend, learn, control, and coordinate complex behaviors. In this book Kelso proposes a new, general framework within which to connect brain, mind, and behavior.Kelso's prescription for mental life breaks dramatically with the classical computational approach that is still the operative framework for many newer psychological and neurophysiological studies. His core thesis is that the creation and evolution of patterned behavior at all levels -- from neurons to mind -- is governed by the generic processes of self-organization. Both human brain and behavior are shown to exhibit features of pattern-forming dynamical systems, including multistability, abrupt phase transitions, crises, and intermittency.Dynamic Patterns brings together different aspects of this approach to the study of human behavior, using simple experimental examples and illustrations to convey essential concepts, strategies, and methods, with a minimum of mathematics.Kelso begins with a general account of dynamic pattern formation. He then takes up behavior, focusing initially on identifying pattern-forming instabilities in human sensorimotor coordination. Moving back and forth between theory and experiment, he establishes the notion that the same pattern-forming mechanisms apply regardless of the component parts involved (parts of the body, parts of the nervous system, parts of society) and the medium through which the parts are coupled. Finally, employing the latest techniques to observe spatiotemporal patterns of brain activity, Kelso shows that the human brain is fundamentally a pattern forming dynamical system, poised on the brink of instability. Self-organization thus underlies the cooperative action of neurons that produces human behavior in all its forms.

Dynamic Systems Biology Modeling and Simulation

Author: Joseph DiStefano III

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124104932

Category: Science

Page: 884

View: 1532


Dynamic Systems Biology Modeling and Simuation consolidates and unifies classical and contemporary multiscale methodologies for mathematical modeling and computer simulation of dynamic biological systems – from molecular/cellular, organ-system, on up to population levels. The book pedagogy is developed as a well-annotated, systematic tutorial – with clearly spelled-out and unified nomenclature – derived from the author’s own modeling efforts, publications and teaching over half a century. Ambiguities in some concepts and tools are clarified and others are rendered more accessible and practical. The latter include novel qualitative theory and methodologies for recognizing dynamical signatures in data using structural (multicompartmental and network) models and graph theory; and analyzing structural and measurement (data) models for quantification feasibility. The level is basic-to-intermediate, with much emphasis on biomodeling from real biodata, for use in real applications. Introductory coverage of core mathematical concepts such as linear and nonlinear differential and difference equations, Laplace transforms, linear algebra, probability, statistics and stochastics topics; PLUS ....... The pertinent biology, biochemistry, biophysics or pharmacology for modeling are provided, to support understanding the amalgam of “math modeling” with life sciences. Strong emphasis on quantifying as well as building and analyzing biomodels: includes methodology and computational tools for parameter identifiability and sensitivity analysis; parameter estimation from real data; model distinguishability and simplification; and practical bioexperiment design and optimization. Companion website provides solutions and program code for examples and exercises using Matlab, Simulink, VisSim, SimBiology, SAAMII, AMIGO, Copasi and SBML-coded models. A full set of PowerPoint slides are available from the author for teaching from his textbook. He uses them to teach a 10 week quarter upper division course at UCLA, which meets twice a week, so there are 20 lectures. They can easily be augmented or stretched for a 15 week semester course. Importantly, the slides are editable, so they can be readily adapted to a lecturer’s personal style and course content needs. The lectures are based on excerpts from 12 of the first 13 chapters of DSBMS. They are designed to highlight the key course material, as a study guide and structure for students following the full text content. The complete PowerPoint slide package (~25 MB) can be obtained by instructors (or prospective instructors) by emailing the author directly, at: [email protected]

Control System Design

An Introduction to State-Space Methods

Author: Bernard Friedland

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048613511X

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 305


Introduction to state-space methods covers feedback control; state-space representation of dynamic systems and dynamics of linear systems; frequency-domain analysis; controllability and observability; shaping the dynamic response; more. 1986 edition.

Thinking in Systems

A Primer

Author: Donella Meadows

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603581486

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 5743


In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute’s Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world—war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation—are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions.

Dynamics Of Complex Systems

Author: Yaneer Bar-yam

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813341217

Category: Science

Page: 864

View: 2699


The study of complex systems in a unified framework has become recognized in recent years as a new scientific discipline, the ultimate in the interdisciplinary fields. Breaking down the barriers between physics, chemistry, and biology and the so-called soft sciences of psychology, sociology, economics and anthropology, this text explores the universal physical and mathematical principles that govern the emergence of complex systems from simple components. Dynamics of Complex Systems is the first text describing the modern unified study of complex systems. It is designed for upper-undergraduate/beginning graduate level students, and covers a broad range of applications in a broad array of disciplines. A central goal of this text is to develop models and modeling techniques that are useful when applied to all complex systems. This is done by adopting both analytic tools, including statistical mechanics and stochastic dynamics, and computer simulation techniques, such as cellular automata and Monte Carlo. In four sets of paired, self-contained chapters, Yaneer Bar-Yam discusses complex systems in the context of neural networks, protein folding, living organisms, and finally, human civilization itself. He explores fundamental questions about the structure, dynamics, evolution, development and quantitative complexity that apply to all complex systems. In the first chapter, mathematical foundations such as iterative maps and chaos, probability theory and random walks, thermodynamics, information and computation theory, fractals and scaling, are reviewed to enable the text to be read by students and researchers with a variety of backgrounds.

System Dynamics

Modelling and Simulation

Author: Bilash Kanti Bala,Fatimah Mohamed Arshad,Kusairi Mohd Noh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811020450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 7226


This book covers the broad spectrum of system dynamics methodologies for the modelling and simulation of complex systems: systems thinking, causal diagrams, systems structure of stock and flow diagrams, parameter estimation and tests for confidence building in system dynamics models. It includes a comprehensive review of model validation and policy design and provides a practical presentation of system dynamics modelling. It also offers numerous worked-out examples and case studies in diverse fields using STELLA and VENSIM. The system dynamics methodologies presented here can be applied to nearly all areas of research and planning, and the simulations provided make the complicated issues more easily understandable. System Dynamics: Modelling and Simulation is an essential system dynamics and systems engineering textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses. It also offers an excellent reference guide for managers in industry and policy planners who wish to use modelling and simulation to manage complex systems more effectively, as well as researchers in the fields of modelling and simulation-based systems thinking.