Systems Theory: Perspectives, Applications and Developments


Series: Systems Science
BISAC: SCI064000

Systems Theory is a transdisciplinary field that involves complex combinations of different research fields with the purpose to explain the observed natural phenomena in the world around us. The aim of the present book is to present some of what is being done, in the 21st century, in different fields that comprise the Systems Theory. In the several chapters of this book, developments of this theory are presented with the aim to solve different problems of systems.

Different areas are covered, from biology, psychology and mathematics to electronics, information sciences and management. The authors present their research in the study of the synthetic and systems biology, systems theory of bipolar disorder, unifying principles of science through physical activities, control of linear and nonlinear systems, class of superquadratic Hamiltonian systems, systems with propagation, wireless sensor networks, information systems, and service operations management. This book is a tool composed by several results in the systems theory of several research fields with important application in the resolution of the problem of understanding our world. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – From General System Theory to Synthetic and Systems Biology: A Historico-Philosophical Perspective (pp. 1-16)
James A. Marcum (Department of Philosophy, Baylor University, Waco, TX, US)

Chapter 2 – From Systems Biology to Systems Theory of Bipolar Disorder (pp. 17-36)
T. D. Frank (Center for the Ecological Study of Perception and Action, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, US)

Chapter 3 – Experiential Learning of the Unifying Principles of Science through Physical Activities (pp. 37-48)
Robert Hristovski, Natàlia Balagué and Pablo Vázquez (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia and others)

Chapter 4 – Event-Triggered Control of Nonlinear Systems: A Small-Gain Approach (pp. 49-76)
Tengfei Liu and Zhong-Ping Jiang (Polytechnic School of Engineering, Institute of New York University, NY, US)

Chapter 5 – Transient Growth Quantification in Linear Control Systems: New Results (pp. 77-92)
Francisco Miranda (Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and Applications, University of Aveiro, and Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal)

Chapter 6 -Optimal Control and Numerical Software: An Overview (pp. 93-110)
Helena Sofia Rodrigues, M. Teresa T. Monteiro and Delfim F. M. Torres (CIDMA and Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal and others)

Chapter 7 – Infinitely Many Homoclinic Orbits for a Class of Superquadratic Hamiltonian Systems (pp. 111-124)
Mohsen Timoumi (5019 Monastir, Tunisia)

Chapter 8 – Augmented Validation and a Stabilization Approach for Systems with Propagation (pp. 125-170)
Vladimir Rӑsvan (Department of Automatic Control, University of Craiova, Romania)

Chapter 9 – Providing QoS in Wireless Sensor Networks: A System Overview (pp. 171-196)
Carlos Abreu and P. M. Mendes (Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, and P. M. Mendes, DEI, Universidade do Minho, Portugal)

Chapter 10 – On the Evolution of Information Systems (pp. 197-208)
Seifedine Kadry (American University of the Middle East, Kuwait)

Chapter 11 – Precision: A Semantic Search Guided-Based System (pp. 209-228)
Sara Paiva, Manuel Ramos Cabrer and Alberto Gil Solla (Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal and others)

Chapter 12 – Service Operations Management: An Evolution Perspective (pp. 229-244)
Alexandra Borges (Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal)


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