seb323 week 3b - SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations...

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1 SEB323 Managing Industrial Organisations Week 3b Lecture 2 nd Semester 2007 School of Engineering and Information Technology Faculty of Science and Technology Waurn Ponds Campus System Modelling > We can represent an (actual) system using a model (of that system) ± Shannon states: A model is a representation of an object, system, or idea in some form other than that of the entity itself.
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2 System Modelling > Models can be used to assist in understanding a system ± Study the behaviour of a complex system • Its elements (subsystems) • Interactions (couplings) between elements (subsystems) • Interactions between the system and environment ± If we can understand the behaviour of a complex system • Then System Modelling > If we can understand the behaviour of a complex system then we can: ± Seek to modify the system • Add/remove/alter elements within the system • Add/remove/alter interactions within the system • Add/remove/alter interactions between system and environment
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3 System Modelling > If we can understand the behaviour of a complex system then we can: ± Initiate or alter our actions according our knowledge • For example, if we could model the behaviour of the stock market
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course SEB SEB323 taught by Professor Cavenett during the Spring '08 term at A.T. Still University.

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