Part V

Control Systems


This part represents an excursion into control systems so as to help the reader appreciate some of the key ways in which it contrasts with information systems. Having an appreciation of control systems also provides value to understanding information systems because object-oriented paradigms began in the realm of control systems first and later spread into the world of information systems. Although the second edition of this as planned goes into more depth into this topic as well as others, the content of this section will position the reader to address the confusion espoused by those that see incompatibilities between object-oriented and relational methods for what they truly are, which is simply the difference between ...

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