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The discrete-time system models are a mix of algebraic and difference equations. Modelling and simulation are inextricably related: mathematical models are the starting point in the evolution of simulation models. In principle the behaviour of dynamic systems can be explained by mathematical equations and formulae which embody either scientific principles or empirical observations, or both, related to the system.
When the system parameters and variable change continuously over time or space, the models consist of coupled algebraic and differential equations. Simulation models are commonly obtained from discrete time approximations of continuous time mathematical models. Much of the book is therefore devoted to the process of obtaining simulation models in this way: more than one simulation model can be developed from a single mathematical model of a system.
The exploration of simulation starts from the knowledge on how LTI linear time invariant dynamic system behave: indeed linear systems appear as building blocks in more complex systems.
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Our intuitive understanding of the entire system is enhanced by recognizing the fundamental behaviour of its linear components. Control systems are often times composed of linear continuous time components interconnected to produce a desirable response to commanded as well as uncontrollable or disturbance inputs.
Speaking of control systems, the mathematical model of the process being controlled is often nonlinear: however a properly designed regulatory control system will limit excursions of the process variables. In the second chapter is presented how to representing simple continuous-time systems in state variable form and generate discrete time model approximations of them, which can be solved in a recursive fashion.
The other chapters present numerical integration methods to manage and solve the approximation of the formalized systems. Problems as simulation accuracy and approximation are addressed. In many cases dynamic systems are composed of individual components and subsystems. The relationship of a system's component to each other and the role they serve in the overall system design is often times easier to comprehend when presented in visual form rather than by inspection of the mathematical models.
Control systems for ground vehicles, aircraft, robotic devices, and so on are typically presented in graphical form as block diagrams. The block are both static and dynamic depending on the component it represents. It is useful to reduce the block in a block diagram of a continuous-time dynamic system to a level which exposes the pure integrators.
The user is then given the flexibility of approximating individual integrators using different numerical algorithms. From the Simulink web page: "Simulink is an environment for multidomain simulation and Model-Based Design for dynamic and embedded systems. It provides an interactive graphical environment and a customizable set of block libraries that let you design, simulate, implement, and test a variety of time-varying systems, including communications, controls, signal processing, video processing, and image processing.
Solvers are numerical integration algorithms that compute the system dynamics over time using information contained in the model. Simulink provides solvers to support the simulation of a broad range of systems, including continuous-time analog , discrete-time digital , hybrid mixed-signal , and multirate systems of any size. The history of these block diagram models is derived from engineering areas such as Feedback Control Theory and Signal Processing.
A block within a block diagram defines a dynamic system in itself. The relationships between each elementary dynamic system in a block diagram are illustrated by the use of signals connecting the blocks. Collectively the blocks and lines in a block diagram describe an overall dynamic system.
Its engineering imprint is quite undeniable: for the most, analyzed systems regard aircrafts, automotive and physics. Nor this should be seen as a limit, but it has to be clear that the tool does not specifically address social systems: however many of the fundamentals of control theory which relies on feedback structures can be shared between the various disciplines.
Referring to simulation tools and paradigms for the social scientist it seems that other instruments could be more useful and attainable to the purpose of reproducing and analyzing the behavior of social systems. As already said, the Dynamic System approach is able to model a wide variety of situations and problems: control systems theory deals with dynamic systems, that is system whose behavior changes over time, which covers almost everything.
But, as the reading of Klee shows, it assumes strong mathematical skills and effort. On the contrary, through the use of the System Dynamics paradigm the modeler is involved in an analysis of the real world system through the graphical representation of stock and flows, and, what is more important, of cause-effect relationships.
The feedback structure of a system generates its behavior: cause effect relationships are fundamental in order to map the feedback structures of systems. In System Dynamics modeling equations and solvers lay behind, but need not to be managed by the scientist: the tool supports a different way of thinking, that in working with aggregates leads to a powerful approach for social sciences research.
Going from continuum towards discrete mathematics, the variables that represent the state of the system can assume definite values representing alternative events, while the time variable has a finite number of states.
Gell-Mann defines such kind of mathematics based on rules, since the changes that take place in the system depend in the state of the system in that precise instant: we can represent system consisting of many individual adaptive agents, each one of them being itself a complex adaptive system.
Usually agents evolve schemes that describe the behavior of other agents and teach how to react to it: the mathematics based on rules become a mathematics based on agents.
Through agent-based modelling we can define decentralized rules and behavior, as long as heterogeneous characteristics for individual elements. Another MATLAB interesting tool which is not mentioned by Klee as it deals with modeling of event-driven systems, is Stateflow: event-driven systems transition from one operating mode to another in response to events and conditions.
These systems are often used to model logic for dynamically controlling a physical device such as a fan, motor, or pump. Event-driven systems can be modeled as finite-state machines.
Finite-state machines represent operating modes as states: as an example, a house fan can have states such as High, Medium, Low, and Off. To construct finite-state machines, Stateflow software provides graphical objects that you can drag and drop from a design palette to create charts in which a series of transitions directs a flow of logic from one state to another.
Stateflow charts run as blocks in a Simulink model. The Stateflow block connects to other blocks in the model by input and output signals. Through these connections, Stateflow software and Simulink software share data and respond to events that are broadcast between model and chart. If I want to develop, that is another one.
I think organizations are all of those things at the same time. And we have network maps that are good evidence of exactly that.
Sometimes we see that specialist resources get deployed on a cross-functional team for a short time and then come back and diffuse their learnings into their group. Other times, we suggest placing people into permanent cross-functional teams that are organized around a mission or purpose. And once you complete that mission, you keep that team together to deliver on another mission.
Based on your framework, is one of those good for certain types of things like discovery and others are better for diffusion? Arena: I actually think the answer is somewhere in between those two. Ron Burt talks about this as oscillation at the individual level—people who oscillate back and forth throughout their career between the central connector and broker.
There was an acquisition that took place in one of these large companies that we had looked at. We took a time stamp of the network in this acquisition. That time stamp showed only the integration team between these two entities that were connected at about six months in. And what happened was, it was a miserable integration.
The large company had bought the small company for innovative purposes, and no innovation was popping because there were no bridges. But the small group was completely isolated, partitioned off from the rest of the organization. Just by mistake, since there were some very top talented people in this little bubble, what happened was they decided to promote the people out into the broader organization.
So they moved them from a cohesive central connectivity role into a brokerage role, and they brought along with them all the innovation that they had built in that small bubble. And there are times where I toggle on; there are times when I toggle off.
The other example was the most profound case study for us. There was a small centralized innovation team within an organization. Across three years, they had a commercial hit rate of zero inside of this organization.
So, management decided they had to disband this group of very high-end resources with PhDs. The good news was that they were top talented people, so they moved them out into the businesses. Boom, the very same ideas started to pop across the next year.
This is why I believe the agile organization is just wrong. How do we incentivize and rate the performance for these different roles? Do we do that uniquely? Arena: This is why HR hates what I have to say, because it messes up their world. And we, HR, love one-size-fits-all methods.
You know Cruise Automation is our self-driving technology bet. You literally cannot get into Cruise.The model evolution is governed by a clock and a chronologically ordered event list: each event is implemented as a procedure whose execution can change state variables and possibly schedule other events. But at some point that will be a problem, and this is why incubators and accelerators fail—because at some point that needs to become the new core.
Should I energize right now and be the cheerleader? They would shut themselves off from the outside world, mostly becoming complacent and arrogant enough to believe that they already knew the answers.
Regarding methodological aspects, the book puts strong emphasis on statistical analysis.