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Complexity : theory and applications

Author: Nam P Suh
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: MIT-Pappalardo series in mechanical engineering.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Complexity: Theory and Applications presents a general theoretical framework that may be used to solve complexity problems in engineering, science, and even in such nontechnical areas as economic planning and administration. Complexity: Theory and Applications is ideal for graduate courses in complex systems or engineering design and as a professional reference."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Suh, Nam P., 1936-
Complexity.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607552167
Online version:
Suh, Nam P., 1936-
Complexity.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607678909
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nam P Suh
ISBN: 0195178769 9780195178760
OCLC Number: 56086202
Description: x, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Introduction to axiomatic design principles --
3. Complexity theory based on axiomatic design --
4. Reduction of time-independent complexity --
5. Reduction of time-dependent complexity through the use of functional periodicity --
6. Reduction of complexity in manufacturing systems --
7. Reduction of complexity by means of geometric functional periodicity --
8. Reduction of complexity in materials through functional periodicity --
9. Complexity of biological systems --
10. Complexity of sociopolitical-economic issues.
Series Title: MIT-Pappalardo series in mechanical engineering.
Responsibility: Nam P. Suh.
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"Complexity: Theory and Applications presents a general theoretical framework that may be used to solve complexity problems in engineering, science, and even in such nontechnical areas as economic planning and administration. Complexity: Theory and Applications is ideal for graduate courses in complex systems or engineering design and as a professional reference."--Jacket.

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