Mathematical Models of Archetypes LO13652

Edward Swanstrom (
Fri, 16 May 1997 15:58:54 -0400

Replying to LO13596 --

>Mr. Michael Johnson < wrote

>My bachelor's "thesis" was a VERY basic connection between Senge's
>Archetypes (and models) and Infinite Series... specifically in
>the model for modelling the diffusion of Innovation.

>I have sought to attempt to create a similar model (with Calculus) to
>encompass Senge's Archetypes.

One of my staff members, who is affiliated with Santa Fe Institute, has
developed a nonlinear mathematical model of some of the Archetypes. We are
using the Complex Adaptive System (CAS) approach along with the Santa Fe
Institute Swarm Simulator to try to create these Archetypes. We have
replicated several of the simple archetypes, and are getting close on the
more complex ones.

Very COOL stuff!!!

Ed Swanstrom
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