An Introduction to General Systems Thinking (Silver by Gerald M. Weinberg

By Gerald M. Weinberg

For greater than twenty-five years, An creation to normal structures considering has been hailed as an cutting edge advent to structures thought, with purposes in laptop technology and past. utilized in college classes seminars world wide, the textual content has confirmed its skill to open minds and sharpen thinking.

Originally released in 1975 and reprinted greater than twenty instances over 1 / 4 century -- and now on hand for the 1st time from Dorset condo Publishing -- the textual content makes use of transparent writing and uncomplicated algebraic rules to discover new methods to tasks, items, corporations, and almost any type of system.

Scientists, engineers, association leaders, managers, medical professionals, scholars, and thinkers of all disciplines can use this booklet to dispel the psychological fog that clouds problem-solving. As writer Gerald M. Weinberg writes within the new preface to the Silver Anniversary version, "I haven’t replaced my conviction that the majority humans don’t imagine approximately in addition to they can had they been taught a few rules of thinking.”

Now an award-winning writer of approximately 40 books spanning the complete software program improvement existence cycle, Weinberg had already bought huge event as a programmer, supervisor, collage professor, and advisor while this ebook was once initially published.

With necessary illustrations, a variety of end-of-chapter routines, and an appendix on a mathematical notation utilized in problem-solving, An creation to common structures considering should be your strongest device in operating with difficulties, structures, and strategies.

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