The Theory of Society  by Wayne M. Angel, Ph.D.

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From a certain point of view we can say that an organization or society is a collection of relations.  Can we create a formal relation structure?  Yes, with a formal definition for relation distance between entities one can create a relation dynamics in analogy to physical dynamics.  Attempts to directly apply the resulting dynamical equations runs into the same n-body problem encountered in physical dynamics.  This compounded by the reality that most interesting organization problems are n-entity problems.  Additional difficulties are encountered due to the unusual relation metric.  Despite this there are useful points about state changes and the required organization energy and force required.  Perhaps the most useful result is the ability to create a relation thermodynamics, which is covered in the next chapter.

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