"Models" are explicit descriptions of systems, and have many forms:
- Mathematical models, Machine blueprints, House plans
- Software models, Electrical schematics, molecular models
- Model airplanes, Other types of models
- These models are increasingly used in many fields
From Reductionism to Relationalism:
- Western thought is sometimes criticized for "reductionist" decomposition of systems (wholes) into parts
- Because the whole (system) is more than the sum of its parts
- Example: A Chicken.
- But science and mathematics describe systems in terms of relationships summarizing their coupled interactions - not just their component parts.
The Systematica Metamodel tells us the minimum information required to explicitly describe (model) the requirements and design of a complex system:
- Creates an integrated framework (data structure) in which to embed your enterprise's system requirements statements, CAE and mathematical models and simulations, and other information models
- Creates a framework for Model-Based Sytem Processes.
The minimum information necessary to describe a complex system.