System Dynamics Glossary
What is the meaning of Parameters?
Parameters are factors that define an alternative and
determine its behaviour. The value to which parameters
are set restrict what results are possible to achieve within
an alternative (Sage and Rouse, 1999: 938). Parameter, as used
in this book, means a determining characteristic, feature, or prominent
factor. It is closely related to the mathematical definition of
a parameter as a special variable because a parameter is
a controllable factor that has a main role in determining
the basic form and function of an alternative. This is
like a parameter in a mathematical function or statistical distribution
because the value to which a mathematical or statistical parameter
is set determines the specific form of the function or
the shape of the distribution.
Books Related to Parameters
Richard Aster, Brian
Borchers and Clifford Thurber, "Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems (International
—More information on Parameter Estimation and Inverse Problems
Sidney William Benson, "Thermochemical Kinetics: Methods for the Estimation
of Thermochemical Data and Rate Parameters, 2nd Ed.".
on Thermochemical Kinetics: Methods for the Estimation of Thermochemical
Data and Rate Parameters, 2nd Ed.
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