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Name: Dynamics of Social Systems
ID: col10587
Language: English (en)
Summary: This collection develops the ideas of model, dynamics, and simulation that have been used successfully in science and engineering is a way to be applied in the social sciences. These notes were originally used in a course at Rice University taught to engineers and social scientist in 1973-74.
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
Keywords: dynamics, model, social science
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: C. Sidney Burrus (, Howard Resnikoff (
Copyright Holders: C. Sidney Burrus (, Howard Resnikoff (
Maintainers: C. Sidney Burrus (, Howard Resnikoff (, Daniel Williamson (

Latest version: 1.7 (history)
First publication date: Sep 21, 2008 4:39 pm GMT-5
Last revision to collection: Sep 14, 2009 4:32 pm GMT-5


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Version History

Version: 1.7 Sep 14, 2009 4:32 pm GMT-5 by Daniel Williamson
added google analytics tracking code

Version: 1.6 Nov 23, 2008 3:08 pm US/Central by C. Sidney Burrus
clean up

Version: 1.5 Nov 23, 2008 2:58 pm US/Central by C. Sidney Burrus
add to metadata

Version: 1.4 Nov 1, 2008 10:13 pm GMT-5 by C. Sidney Burrus
added modules

Version: 1.3 Oct 26, 2008 9:26 pm GMT-5 by C. Sidney Burrus
minor clean up

Version: 1.2 Oct 15, 2008 10:29 am GMT-5 by C. Sidney Burrus
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Version: 1.1 Oct 6, 2008 4:02 pm GMT-5 by C. Sidney Burrus
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