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Social dynamics means the ability of a society to react to inner and outer changes and deals with its regulation mechanisms. Social dynamics is a mathematically inspired concept to analyse societies, building upon systems theory and sociology. Sociologists, ethnologists, economists, social psychologists, criminologists, anthropologists and biologists are utilizing it in their studies of systems and behavior. For the song by the California punk band Pennywise, see Society (song). ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Mathematics Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Mathematics Look up Mathematics on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikimedia Commons has more media related to: Mathematics Bogomolny, Alexander: Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles. ... Systems theory or systemics is an interdisciplinary field which studies relationships of systems as a whole. ... Jump to: navigation, search Social interactions of people and their consequences are the subject of sociology studies. ... Ethnology (greek ethnos: (non-greek, barbarian) people) is a genre of anthropological study, involving the systematic comparison of the folklore, beliefs and practices of different societies. ... U.S. Economic Calendar Economics at the Open Directory Project Economics textbooks on Wikibooks The Economists Economics A-Z Institutions and organizations Bureau of Labor Statistics - from the American Labor Department Center for Economic and Policy Research (USA) National Bureau of Economic Research (USA) - Economics material from the organization... Jump to: navigation, search Psychology (Classical Greek: psyche = soul or mind, logos = study of) is an academic and applied field involving the study of behavior and its relationship to the mind and brain. ... Criminology comprises the body of knowledge dealing with the causes and consequences of crime as a social phenomenon. ... Anthropology (from the Greek word άνθρωπος, human) consists of the study of humankind (see genus Homo). ... Main articles: Life All organisms (viruses not included) consist of cells, which in turn, are based on a common carbon-based biochemistry. ... A system is an assemblage of inter-related elements comprising a unified whole. ... Jump to: navigation, search Behavior (or behaviour) refers to the actions or reactions of an object or organism, usually in relation to the environment. ...


The foundation of social dynamics

Society and culture are things that we are emotionally bound to and have no immediate alternative for. Sociology and psychology deal with ratings, with subjectivity, they are supposed to provide objective findings to serve subjective needs. (Of course different people have more or less different feelings, goals and opinions, this must be discussed, as cultures found upon least common denominators.) Cut short, sociology sits on the fence, it is a mix of human and nature sciences, philosophy and politics. As this has obstalled the progress of sociology, some people meant to bring new life into it by appling mathematics and systemics to sociology: On a certain level, life and societies are nothing more than systems dealing respectively with genes and culture (for life-like behavior in the latter, see meme). Therefore we can try to describe social systems by signals which become modified by transmission functions. The term meme (pronounced in IPA; from the Greek word μνήμη for memory) first came into popular use with the publication of the book The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins in 1976. ...


Social constructs...


Some examples

If a society is small, its individuals can come to a fine consensus in a short time, that means that its amplitude error is small and its frequency bandwidth is high. But its absolute amplitude is small, so this society is still dependent on the big amplitude of nature, on the forces of nature. A big society can overcome hunger, disease and poverty, but its political media are hogs; high but lagged and distorted output signal. For other uses, see Consensus (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... Political media are communication vehicles that are owned, ruled, managed, or otherwise influenced by political entities (eventually governmental entities too) or by opinion groups. ...


More advanced cases introduce feedback, e.g. the cyclus between economic boom and recession, whose resonance frequency is mostly ~2-5 years. The strength of a resonance is measured by the parameter Q (for quality). Calculations become simplified by signal theory. In economics, the term boom and bust refers to the movement of an economy through economic cycles due to changes in aggregate demand. ... A recession is usually defined in macroeconomics as a fall of a countrys Gross National Product in two successive quarters. ... In physics, resonance is the tendency of a system to absorb more oscillatory energy when the frequency of the oscillations matches the systems natural frequency of vibration (its resonant frequency) than it does at other frequencies. ... Signal theory is the theory of the engineering discipline of signal processing. ...


Another example: Modern societies rely on technology to invent and promote new technology. The problem with backpropagation is that it can complicate the system, make it dynamic hence hard to control. As mankind needs to align technology to human needs and needs to foresee the effects of its actions, social dynamics and its scientific relatives is an important field. Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


External links

  • http://139.142.203.66/pub/www/Journal/vol3/iss2/art4/
  • http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~read/connectionism_preface2.html
  • Club of Rome report, quote: "We must also keep in mind the presence of social delays--the delays necessary to allow society to absorb or to prepare for a change. Most delays, physical or social reduce the stability of the world system and increase the likelihood of the overshoot mode"

See also: Social psychology, Group dynamics, Sociobiology, Memetics Social psychology is the study of the nature and causes of human social behavior, with an emphasis on how people think towards each other and how they relate to each other. ... The term group dynamics implies that individual behaviours may differ depending on individuals current or prospective connections to a sociological group. ... Sociobiology is a synthesis of scientific disciplines that attempts to explain behaviour in all species by considering the evolutionary advantages of social behaviours. ... Memetics is the scientific approach to evolutionary models of information transfer based on the concept of the meme. ...


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Social dynamics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (446 words)
Social dynamics means the ability of a society to react to inner and outer changes and deals with its regulation mechanisms.
Social dynamics is a mathematically inspired concept to analyse societies, building upon systems theory and sociology.
Sociologists, ethnologists, economists, social psychologists, criminologists, anthropologists and biologists are utilizing it in their studies of systems and behavior.
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