System

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Introduction1

Science Sauce (YouTube Channel)
Science Sauce (Official Website)

Dictionary

system : a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole — Webster   See also OneLook

Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems (Principia Cybernetica)

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

System is a group of interacting or interrelated elements that act according to a set of rules to form a unified whole. A system, surrounded and influenced by its environment, is described by its boundaries, structure and purpose and expressed in its functioning. — Wikipedia

Systems thinking is a way of making sense of the complexity of the world by looking at it in terms of wholes and relationships rather than by splitting it down into its parts. — Wikipedia

International Encyclopedia of Systems and Cybernetics, 2nd Edition (Charles François, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science)
System (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Outline

Outline of Cybernetics and Systems (Principia Cybernetica)

Search

System (WolframAlpha)

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Foundation

Theory

Systems theory is the interdisciplinary study of systems. A system is a cohesive conglomeration of interrelated and interdependent parts that is either natural or man-made. Every system is delineated by its spatial and temporal boundaries, surrounded and influenced by its environment, described by its structure and purpose or nature and expressed in its functioning. In terms of its effects, a system can be more than the sum of its parts if it expresses synergy or emergent behavior. Changing one part of the system usually affects other parts and the whole system, with predictable patterns of behavior. For systems that are self-learning and self-adapting, the positive growth and adaptation depend upon how well the system is adjusted with its environment. Some systems function mainly to support other systems by aiding in the maintenance of the other system to prevent failure. The goal of systems theory is systematically discovering a system’s dynamics, constraints, conditions and elucidating principles (purpose, measure, methods, tools, etc.) that can be discerned and applied to systems at every level of nesting, and in every field for achieving optimized equifinality. General systems theory is about broadly applicable concepts and principles, as opposed to concepts and principles applicable to one domain of knowledge. — Wikipedia

What is Systems Theory (Principia Cybernetica: Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems)
Systems Theory (Science Direct)

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Innovation

Systems Theory Course (Systems Innovation, YouTube Playlist)
Systems Innovation (YouTube Channel)
Systems Innovation Network (Official Website)

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Preservation

History

A Historical Perspective of Systems Theory (Kevin MacGregor Adams, Patrick Thomas Hester & Joseph M Bradley, Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference)

Library

Melvil Decimal System # 003 Systems Theory (Library Thing)

Library of Congress Subject Heading: System (Library Thing)

Library of Congress # Q295 Systems (UPenn Online Books)

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

Sustainability Science Education (YouTube Channel)
Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University

Introduction to Systems Thinking (Daniel Kim, The Systems Thinker)
Systems Fundamentals (Systems Thinker)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Systems Thinking Community Is Working to Create Social and Environmental Change – Here’s What We’ve Noticed Recently (Megan Alley, Climate Interactive)

Organization

International Society for the System Sciences (ISSS)
International Institute of Informatics and Systemics (IIIS)

News

Journal of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)
Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (IIIS)
Systems Research and Behavioral Science

Book

Books on Cybernetics and Systems Science (Principia Cybernetica)
Books by Members (International Institute of Informatics and Systemics)

Government

Document

Systems (USA.gov)

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Expression

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Form
Foundation
Theory
Philosophy Metaphysics, Logic, Epistemology, Ethics, Aesthetics
System, Cycle, Structure, Growth, Complexity, Control, Disturbance, Entropy, Chaos
Process, Manage, Design, Prototype, Implement, Assess, Revise, Maintain

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.