Complex system


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Complex system

A system that cannot be fully understood simply by understanding the function of each component part.
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The contract is the supply and installation of two technological devices: one piece of a comprehensive stripping of pet packaging and stripping one piece of a complex system of pe / pp / pvc / petg packaging.
Sparton Complex Systems provides the defense and aerospace markets with engineering services, rapid prototyping, circuit board assembly, and secure turnkey production services.
Major modifications to complex systems are not exclusively sustainment activities.
We need tools to help us understand how complex exposures perturb complex systems.
com/research/4f8450a5/largescale_comput) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Large-Scale Computing Techniques for Complex System Simulations" to their offering.
Physician executives must provide leadership for an extremely complex system that deals with a very important subject: our health.
In contrast to these three perspectives, students taking a bio-psycho-social approach within the person-in-environment perspective are likely to view Maria as a complex system.
Although a complex system could be very complex, it has been demonstrated through numerous studies in a variety of areas--from Yeast Protein Interaction to the World Wide Web--that most complex systems have the features of small world and scale-free properties.
This is the basis of the complex system that acupuncturists use today to diagnosis symptoms and bring energy back into balance.
This work offers a new approach to complex system development in general and to project management in complex systems, based on activity domain theory (ADT) and on theoretical developments of meaning construction.
As illustrated in the Endocrinology papers, bisphenol A exerts an effect through a complex system at a concentration range that has not been evaluated in traditional risk assessment.
The IT infrastructure of an organization is a complex system of electronic and mechanical components.

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