Aracil J, Ponce E, Freire E, 1985, "Order through fluctuations, and systems dynamics models" Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 12(1) 103 – 112
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Order through fluctuations, and systems dynamics models
J Aracil, E Ponce, E Freire
Received 1 May 1984; in revised form 19 October 1984
Abstract. In this paper the relationship is analysed between Forrester's systems dynamics and Prigogine's dissipative structures as methodologies for socioeconomic systems modeling. To obtain nonhomogeneous equilibrium states (a dissipative structure) a classical elementary systems dynamics model is provided with a linear diffusion mechanism. The study is based on qualitative and bifurcation analysis techniques; to this end, specific numerical methods have been developed.
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