8-Lecture 4-2010 complexity - lecture 4 complexity simple...

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Spring 2010 - ÇG IE 398 - lecture 4 1 lecture 4: complexity simple systems, complex systems parallel developments that are joining together: systems literature complexity literature most systems of interest to IE/OR are complex to understand the causes that gave rise to these developments we need to understand how science and the scientific method work
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Spring 2010 - ÇG IE 398 - lecture 4 2 science and the scientific method ways to knowledge: authoritarian and mystical mode versus the rational mode the Enlightenment, Galileo and Newton Newtonian mechanics aims of science – seeking reality and truth explanation prediction understanding the scientific method - positivism objectivity the research cycle : theory-hypothesis-observation and experimentation-generalisation-theory
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Spring 2010 - ÇG IE 398 - lecture 4 3 calculus and analytic functions analysis reduction the Newtonian paradigm objective knowledge is possible cause and effect act linearly nature is deterministic or predictable reduction works Newtonian science has been a great success; it has created today’s technological society the Newtonian view of the world dominates our thinking even today
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