[OPE-L:1920] flowcharts, differential equations, and chaos theory

Gerald Levy (glevy@PRATT.EDU)
Tue, 14 Dec 1999 10:21:59 -0500 (EST)

I have a few questions for Steve K:

> The latter is his thesis, though substantially revised, and presented
> using systems engineering "flowchart" tools rather than differential
> equations.

1) is this only a question of "presentation" or are there inherent
   non-presentational (i.e. analytical) advantages in the use of systems
   engineering flow charts?

2) what do you see as the analytical advantages of systems engineering
   tools and differential equations rather than other tools like matrix
   algebra and game theory to model capitalist dynamics?

3) what branches of mathematics are best suited for the development of
   chaotic models?

4) is capitalism chaotic? Why or why not?

In solidarity, Jerry

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