Accession Number : AD0775508

Title :   Application of Systems Science to Man Systems.

Descriptive Note : Contractor's interim rept. no. 2, 2 Apr-31 Dec 73,

Corporate Author : GENERAL TECHNICAL SERVICES INC UPPER DARBY PA

Personal Author(s) : Iberall,A. ; Cardon,S.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : Attempts to develop a social physics continues but need for a valid experimental data base seems essential. In a previous phase, the characteristics of a protohuman society was developed. It was concluded that a group of the order of 25 persons (10-200), a culture, roaming in a suitable area of 1000 sq. mi. was viable. Now the experimental content of history for a social physics of the past 10,000 years is explored. A two lobed distribution function results for society since the Mesolithic transition (10,000 B.C.). A full round for social kinetics is described. It involves the human elites, and the factors of technology, ecology, physiology, sociology, economics, psychology, and culture. Technology emerges as the only variable not caught up in a cyclic thermodynamic chain. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Systems analysis, *Human relations, *Physics, Culture, Dynamics, Kinetic theory, Factor analysis, History, Reviews

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE