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About
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An electronic systems engineer in the defence sector, Olivier TERRIEN is an active member of the French chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE). An Auditor for France's Institution of Advanced Studies of National Defence (IHEDN), he has published hundreds of pages in the international press on a variety of subjects including strategy, industry and influence of Electronics during the twentieth century. Passionate about History, he is raising awareness among a broad public about today's omnipresent electronics and is popularizing techniques, methods and uses associated to this domain. 

Universe of his other books to raise awareness: www.36stratagemes.com and www.crow-vs-crow.com

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Summary
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System, system... you said system?

How can we explain this concept? How can we address this term that is apparently so simple but in reality so profound? It is a word used in many fields of activity with such ease that it often hides the wealth of concepts that it implies.

Rather than describe each principle underlying this concept or detail each sub-section of these systems at the risk of falling into the abstruse language of the specialist, we have opted for a decidedly didactic approach through several vectors. The first one is a book which provides a broad insight into the subject while giving the reader an overview. It will use concrete examples, realistic role-plays and historical anecdotes. This work designed to raise awareness uses systems engineering as its pretext, and offers a tour open to the layman but one that is faithful to the inputs, constraints, developments and also the difficulties and limitations of this burgeoning discipline.

The sole purpose of this project is to provide the reader with food for thought. Then he can test his knowledge on Skillzeo or go deeper through papers from experts.

We hope you enjoy it.

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Systems are fashionable: who did not hear about systemic causes of the current crisis, the social welfare system, about multimodal transport systems… It is to apprehend this concept that Olivier Terrien proposes us this book. Pyramids to the Internet by way of the antimissile defense, he tells us the history of systems, then introduces us their main characteristics and key notions. This outline of Systems Engineering allows to present an overview of methods and tools defined during the years to master these famous systems of increasing complexity. 

System, system... you said system?

How can we explain this concept? How can we address this term that is apparently so simple but in reality so profound? It is a word used in many fields of activity with such ease that it often hides the wealth of concepts that it implies. This is why this book provides, to non-initiated readers and specialists alike, a decidedly didactic approach with concrete examples, realistic role-plays and historical anecdotes.

Using Systems Engineering as its pretext, this awareness book offers a non-expert tour but one that is faithful to key notions to masters this famous systems. Prefaced by the president of the French Association on Systems Engineering, this dynamic, lavishly-illustrated text with simple synopsis is the definitive introduction to this burgeoning discipline.

A dynamic, lavishly-illustrated text with simple synopsis make this book the definitive introduction to this discipline!

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Olivier Terrien
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33703 MERIGNAC CEDEX
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