System FAQs:

Q: Is system a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole?

A: Yes.

Q: Are systems open systems, exchanging matter and energy with its surroundings?

A: Yes, like a car, a coffeemaker, or a computer.

Q: Is system a set of elements?

A: Yes, and which is a system itself, and a component of a larger system.

Q: Is system quite different from a social system, sometimes both together are referred to as a "sociocultural system"?

A: Yes, A major concern of the social sciences is the problem of order.

Q: Are systems made to satisfy an identified and stated need with purposes that are achieved by the delivery of wanted outputs?

A: Yes.

Q: Is system a software system which has components as its structure and observable inter-process communications as its behavior?

A: Yes.

Q: Is system the Universe?

A: Yes.

Q: Is system the representation of the entities under concern?

A: Yes.

Q: Are systems to determine how much freedom the system has to select its purpose?

A: Yes, and goals, methods, tools, etc.

Q: Is system delineated by its spatial and temporal boundaries?

A: Yes, and surrounded and influenced by its environment, described by its structure and purpose and expressed in its functioning.

Q: Is system the portion of the universe that is being studied?

A: Yes, Engineering also has the concept of a system referring to all of the parts and interactions between parts of a complex project.

Q: Is system not as structurally integral as is assumed?

A: Yes.

Q: Is system a mechanism which deals with the production?

A: Yes, and distribution and consumption of goods and services in a particular society.

Q: Is system composed of people?

A: Yes, and institutions and their relationships to resources, such as the convention of property.