Energy Systems Language

The Energy Systems Language (right), also referred to as Energese, Energy Circuit Language and Generic Systems Symbols, was developed by the ecologist Howard T. Odum and colleagues in the 1950s during studies of the tropical forests funded by the United States Atomic Energy Commission. They are used to compose energy flow diagrams in the field of systems ecology.

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Linear Dynamical Systems
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Chaos Theory
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Ecological Humanities - Contemporary Ideas - Energy Systems Language
... The question of what language can best depict the linear and non-linear causal connections of ecological systems appears to have been taken up by the school of ecology known as systems ecology. 1991 80), Systems Ecologist H.T ... Odum (1994) predicated the Energy Systems Language on the principles of ecological energetics ...
Energy Systems Language - Pictographic Icons
... for all Scales Odum and Odum (2000) suggested systems might first be introduced with pictographic icons, and then later defined in the generic symbolism ... in software programs like ExtendSim(tm) to depict the basic categories of the Energy Systems Language ...
Interoperability
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