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Systems Approach for Development

Proceedings of the IFAC Conference, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, 26-29 November 1977

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

Editor: M. A. R. Ghonaimy

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 8 8 2 4 - 9

Systems Approach for Development presents articles in such topics as methodology, management and planning, education and transfer of technology, industrial application, energy,… Read more

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Systems Approach for Development presents articles in such topics as methodology, management and planning, education and transfer of technology, industrial application, energy, power systems, transportation and communication systems, urban systems and housing, and water resource systems. A sample of article in methodology is a simplified model approach in the hierarchical control systems. The book discusses such topics as dynamic economic models, creation of an optimum technology for olive oil production, systems prospective, types of technological forecasting techniques, and the use of a learning automata model in resource allocation problems. The optimal rate of transfer of technology is briefly analyzed and a systems approach to technological education is covered. An essay in the development of operator interface techniques is given. A section of the text provides the requirements of an ideal teaching system for microcomputers. The book will provide useful information to engineers, sociologists, economists, computer programmers, students and researchers in the field of science.