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Main Title Modeling for all scales : an introduction to system simulation /
Author Odum, Howard T.
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Author Title of a Work
Odum, Elisabeth C.
Publisher Academic Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 42622190
ISBN 0125241704; 9780125241700; 0125241712; 9780125241717
Subjects Computer simulation ; System analysis ; Systems Analysis ; Models, Biological ; Ecology ; Modellen (vorm) ; Ecologie ; Systemtheorie ; âEcologie--Simulation, Méthodes de ; Modèles biologiques ; Computersimulation--(DE-588)4148259-1 ; Simulation--(DE-588)4055072-2 ; Systemtheorie--(DE-588)4058812-9 ; Biological models ; Ecology--Simulation methods
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  QA76.9.C65O38 2000 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 12/29/2000
EKCM  QA76.9.C65O38 2000 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 04/26/2002 STATUS
ESAM  GE45.D37.O3 2000 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 07/15/2000
Collation xx, 458 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Ch. 1. Modeling and Simulation -- Ch. 2. Energy Systems Diagramming -- Ch. 3. Numbers on Networks -- Ch. 4. Simulation with Picture Blocks for Extend -- Ch. 5. Simulation with General Systems Blocks for Extend -- Ch. 6. Equations from Diagrams -- Ch. 7. Calibrating Models -- Ch. 8. Simulating with Spreadsheet -- Ch. 9. Programming in Basic -- Ch. 10. Simulating with Stella -- Ch. 11. Simulating Emergy and Transformity -- Ch. 12. Models of Production and Recycle -- Ch. 13. Models of Growth -- Ch. 14. Models of Competition and Cooperation -- Ch. 15. Models of Series and Oscillation -- Ch. 16. Minimodels of Succession and Evolution -- Ch. 17. Models of Microeconomics -- Ch. 18. Models of Macroeconomic Overview -- Ch. 19. Models of International Relations and Trade -- Ch. 20. Models of the Global Geobiosphere -- Ch. 21. Modeling Projects and Complexity -- Ch. 22. Simulation Approaches -- Appendix A. Programming Energy Systems Blocks for Simulating with Extend -- Appendix B. Notes on Computer use and Basic Programming -- Appendix C. Answers to "What If" Experimental Problems -- Appendix D. Use of Energy Systems Symbols -- Appendix E. Contents of the CD Supplied with this Book. Modeling for All Scales uses object-oriented programming to erect and evaluate the efficacy of models of small, intermediate and large scale systems. Such models allow users to employ intuitively based symbols and a systems ecology approach. The authors have been leaders in the systems ecology community and have originated much of the scientific vocabulary of the field. After introducing modeling and its benefits, there is a series of chapters detailing the more particular elements of successful simulation. There follows another series of chapters, each devoted to models of different sorts of systems. Small scale models of growth, competition, and evolution give way, successively, to larger and larger scale models such as international trade and the global geobiosphere. Anyone interested in an easy to use approach to modeling complex systems authored by perhaps the most original systems ecologists of the century will want this book. To further enhance the users ability to apply the lessons of this book, there is included a CD-ROM disc which provides the fundamental tools for modeling at all scales.