This book is devoted to the study of human thought, its systemic structure, and the historical development of mathematics both as a product of thought and as a fascinating case analysis. After demonstrating that systems research constitutes the second dimension of modern science, the monograph...
Published February 27th 2013 by CRC Press
By making use of the principles of systems science, the scientific community can explain many complicated matters of the world and shed new light on unsettled problems. Each real science has its own particular methodology for not only qualitative but also quantitative analyses, so it is important...
Published November 25th 2012 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
State Education, Social Mobility and Cultural Difference
Ethnic minorities form a very substantial proportion of the population of China, with over 100 million people in 55 formally designated minority groups inhabiting over 60% of the country’s land area. Poverty and economic inequality of minority groups are widely-recognised problems. However, as this...
Published March 13th 2012 by Routledge
Beijing’s Strategies and Implications for the Asia-Pacific
Series: Politics in Asia
Despite the growing internal social unrest and disparity of economic development, the People’s Republic of China is the third largest world economy and the second largest defense spender. Showing no clear signs of slowing down, China’s rise is seen as both an opportunity and a challenge by the...
Published April 19th 2011 by Routledge
China and the Rise of Counterfeit Goods
"The Anthropology of Stuff" is part of a new Series dedicated to innovative, unconventional ways to connect undergraduate students and their lived concerns about our social world to the power of social science ideas and evidence. Our goal with the project is to help spark social science...
Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge
As a powerful approach to data reasoning, rough set theory has proven to be invaluable in knowledge acquisition, decision analysis and forecasting, and knowledge discovery. With the ability to enhance the advantages of other soft technology theories, hybrid rough set theory is quickly emerging as a...
Published September 6th 2010 by Auerbach Publications
Although scientists have effectively employed the concepts of probability to address the complex problem of prediction, modern science still falls short in establishing true predictions with meaningful lead times of zero-probability major disasters. The recent earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and...
Published March 17th 2010 by Auerbach Publications
To make the best decisions, you need the best information. However, because most issues in game theory are grey, nearly all recent research has been carried out using a simplified method that considers grey systems as white ones. This often results in a forecasting function that is far from...
Published August 25th 2009 by Auerbach Publications
Some Impacts of the Second Dimension
A Novel Method to Analyze Problems and Encourage Systemic ThinkingReal-Life Case Studies Illustrate the Application of the Systemic Yoyo Model in Diverse Areas Written by the co-creator of the systemic yoyo model, Systemic Yoyos: Some Impacts of the Second Dimension shows how the yoyo model and its...
Published December 21st 2008 by Auerbach Publications