This short monograph lays out the theory behind, and techniques for, using dynamic modelling, taking the reader through a series of increasingly complex models. At each step, examples are used to explain the process, and also to clarify specific applications of difference equation models in the social sciences

Linear Systems and Higher-Order Equations: Arms Races and Feedback Processes

In previous chapters our development of discrete-time models is limited to single first-order equations. This chapter extends our consideration to higher-order models. Two different models are developed: the Richardson arms race model and a feedback model ...

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