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System analysis

LC control 85131733
LC classificationQA402 QA402.37 Mathematics
T57.6 T57.97 Industrial engineering
Topical headingSystem analysis
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Variant(s)Network analysis
Network science
Network theory
Systems analysis
See alsoSystem theory
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Mathematical optimization
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the study of systems or networks of physical, biological, and social phenomena.
Found inWork cat: Applied network science, journal website viewed June 28, 2018 About page (the focus of the journal is based on novel or anticipated applications of network sciences, on related techniques that may be used in applications of complex network methodologies, and on innovative modeling approaches that will enhance specific applications and lead to more widespread use of network science concepts)
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Network Science for Future Army Applications. Network science, 2005 page 26 (Network science is the organized knowledge of networks based on their study using the scientific method) page 28 (Finding 4-3: Network science consists of the study of network representations of physical, biological, and social phenomena leading to predictive models of these phenomena)
Electr. reprod./Future directions of network science: a workshop report on the emerging science of networks, September 29-30, 2016 page 3 (With roots in physical, information, and social sciences, network science provides a formal set of methods, tools, and theories to describe, prescribe, and predict dynamics and behavior of complex systems)
Northeastern University, Network Science Institute website, viewed July 2, 2018 About page (The Network Science Institute (NetSI) is a multi-disciplinary research community supporting innovative research and training in network science)
Nature, 19 June 2018; viewed online Aug. 31, 2018 (Twenty years of network science: The idea that everyone in the world is connected to everyone else by just six degrees of separation was explained by the 'small-world' network model 20 years ago)
Businessdictionary online, viewed Aug. 31, 2018 (Systems analysis: In a broad sense, a general methodology (not a fixed set of techniques) that applies a 'systems' or' holistic' perspective by taking all aspects of the situation into account, and by concentrating on the interactions between its different elements. It provides a framework in which judgments of the experts in different fields can be combined to determine what must be done, and what is the best way to accomplish it in light of current and future needs. Although closely associated with data or information processing, the practice of SA has been in existence since long before computers were invented)
Merriam-Webster dictionary online, viewed Aug. 31, 2018 (Systems analysis: the act process, or profession of studying an activity (such as a procedure, a business, or a physiological function) typically by mathematical means in order to define its goals or purposes and to discover operations and procedures for accomplishing them most efficiently)