What is a system?

One example is a circulatory system – with our heart at the centre.

Another example is a group of people – how they interact, their shared experiences and culture.

So systems can be a grouping and how we look at groupings.

We can learn about systems in at  least two different ways.

  1. We can look at each element in a system in order to understand how it works by adding together the knowledge we gain about each element.
  2. And we can look at the system as a whole and try to understand it as a whole.