## Tools Of ThoughtDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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This line expresses the correlation between the two

called the correlation coefficient. There are elaborate mathematical techniques

for doing this as accurately as possible, but doing it by eye * likely to be good ...

This line expresses the correlation between the two

**variables**, and its slope iscalled the correlation coefficient. There are elaborate mathematical techniques

for doing this as accurately as possible, but doing it by eye * likely to be good ...

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Or, if they contain time-dependent

happens at some future time. These are called predictive models. Manipulation of

the

Or, if they contain time-dependent

**variables**, they may be used to predict whathappens at some future time. These are called predictive models. Manipulation of

the

**variables**in a model, or simulation, is intended to provide answers to the ...Page 208

Of course measurements of demand for some facility are dependent upon

Mathematical models and computer simulations of human behaviour have been

...

Of course measurements of demand for some facility are dependent upon

**variables**such as human preferences and the oddities of individual behaviour.Mathematical models and computer simulations of human behaviour have been

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