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020 _a9780128053041
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100 _aDwyer, Barry
245 1 0 _aSystems Analysis and Synthesis :
_bbridging computer science and information technology
_cBarry Dwyer
260 _aAmsterdam :
_bMorgan Kaufmann Publishers is an imprint of Elsevier,
300 _axxix, 481 p. :
_bill. ;
_c24 cm.
520 _aSystems Analysis and Synthesis: Bridging Computer Science and Information Technology presents several new graph-theoretical methods that relate system design to core computer science concepts, and enable correct systems to be synthesized from specifications. Based on material refined in the author’s university courses, the book has immediate applicability for working system engineers or recent graduates who understand computer technology, but have the unfamiliar task of applying their knowledge to a real business problem. Starting with a comparison of synthesis and analysis, the book explains the fundamental building blocks of systems—atoms and events—and takes a graph-theoretical approach to database design to encourage a well-designed schema. The author explains how database systems work—useful both when working with a commercial database management system and when hand-crafting data structures—and how events control the way data flows through a system. Later chapters deal with system dynamics and modelling, rule-based systems, user psychology, and project management, to round out readers’ ability to understand and solve business problems.Bridges computer science theory with practical business problems to lead readers from requirements to a working system without error or backtrackingExplains use-definition analysis to derive process graphs and avoid large-scale designs that don’t quite workDemonstrates functional dependency graphs to allow databases to be designed without painful iterationIncludes chapters on system dynamics and modeling, rule-based systems, user psychology, and project management.
650 7 _aSystem design
650 7 _aGraph theory
650 7 _aSCIENCE / System Theory
650 7 _aTECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Operations Research
856 _uhttps://uowd.box.com/s/pqsfn03gq5c5kaz4nrexs4slbvsq7apx
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