Optimization Techniques Applied to the Forrester Model of the World

James R. Burns, David W. Malone

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Abstract

This paper presents two methods for optimizing system dynamics models of social systems, using the Forrester world model as the vehicle of demonstration. Specifically, the extensions necessary to apply 1) parameter optimization techniques and 2) the variational calculus are discussed together with resultant implications for the behavior of the world model. It is proposed that such analytical techniques generate additional objective information and insights regarding model behavior and hence may contribute to subjective deliberations regarding model validity and utility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-171
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
VolumeSMC-4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1974

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