13 Facts About System dynamics


System dynamics is an approach to understanding the nonlinear behaviour of complex systems over time using stocks, flows, internal feedback loops, table functions and time delays.

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System dynamics is a methodology and mathematical modeling technique to frame, understand, and discuss complex issues and problems.

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Convenient graphical user interface system dynamics software developed into user friendly versions by the 1990s and have been applied to diverse systems.

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System dynamics is an aspect of systems theory as a method to understand the dynamic behavior of complex systems.

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System dynamics was created during the mid-1950s by Professor Jay Forrester of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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In 1959, Phyllis Fox and Alexander Pugh wrote the first version ofDYNAMO, an improved version of SIMPLE, and the system dynamics language became the industry standard for over thirty years.

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At the Bern meeting, Forrester was asked if system dynamics could be used to address the predicament of mankind.

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Primary elements of system dynamics diagrams are feedback, accumulation of flows into stocks and time delays.

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System dynamics has found application in a wide range of areas, for example population, agriculture, ecological and economic systems, which usually interact strongly with each other.

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System dynamics have various "back of the envelope" management applications.

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System dynamics is very similar to systems thinking and constructs the same causal loop diagrams of systems with feedback.

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However, system dynamics typically goes further and utilises simulation to study the behaviour of systems and the impact of alternative policies.

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System dynamics has been used to investigate resource dependencies, and resulting problems, in product development.

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