By Pieter W. Otter

The literature on structures turns out to were growing to be virtually expo nentially over the last decade and one may well query no matter if there's want for one more booklet. within the author's view, lots of the literature on 'systems' is both technical in mathematical experience or technical ifF engineering feel (with technical phrases reminiscent of noise, filtering and so forth. ) and never simply available to researchers is different fields, specifically to not economists, econometricians and quantitative researchers in so cial sciences. this is often unlucky, simply because achievements within the relatively 'young' technology of process conception and procedure engineering are of impor tance for modelling, estimation and legislation (control) difficulties in different branches of technological know-how. nation house mode~iing; the idea that of ob servability and controllability; the mathematical formulations of sta bility; the so-called canonical varieties; prediction errors e~timation; optimum keep an eye on and Kalman filtering are a few examples of result of approach conception and process engineering which proved to achieve success in perform. a short precis of process theoretical strategies is given in bankruptcy II the place an test has been made to translate the innovations in to the extra 'familiar' language utilized in econometrics and social sciences via examples. via interrelating techniques and effects from procedure conception with these from econometrics and social sciences, the writer has tried to slender the distance among the extra technical sciences comparable to engi neering and social sciences and econometrics, and to give a contribution to both side.

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Let 0 ~ the shift-up operator then = diag(a 1 , •••• a n ) with a 1 ~ a 2 ~ ••• ~ an> 0 = Mi and C = ~Iv, then H = OC. g. (0'0) -1 = GO' Here = 0 +0 t 0 + ; B = first q denotes the 0'. The observability Gramian 0 '0 = L and controllability Gramian CC' L The balanced realization is stable and unique. Model Reduction and Approximation One of the crucial steps in the realization procedure is to determine the rank of the Hankel matrix. Due to observations errors the rank of the Hankel matrix may lead to a high dimensionality of the state-vector.

1. noise. ~ can be factorized as ~ y y The factorization permits the following representation -;(i) = Pf _y (i) L where the unobservable vector f (i) E IR r is called the factor vector -y IeS ... J -y white noise. ,y (i) + ~1 (i) , where ~1(i) Let ~(i) i 1, ... ,n is standard white noise. = ~(i) + ~2(i), i = 1, ••• ,n be q-dimensional independent 38 Gaussian vectors with zero mean and covariance cov{(~(i)+~2(i»(~(j)+ +v 2 (j»'} - = (l:u+:Ev )6 1J .. , where the rank of the positive semidefinite 2 matrix ~u equals s.

The if part can seen as follows. ). After two periods we have y(2) = Ay(1) + Bu(l) = A2y(O) + ABu(O) + Bu(l). Now (B:AB)[U(1)] = _A 2y(O), which has a solution if (B:AB)-1 exists and u(2) hence if rank(B:AB) = 2. 8): Casti (1977) considers a simplified Leontief system in which the production period is measured in discrete time units. Let the model be x(k+1) = Ax(k) + MI(k), x E IRn, I E IR P where the production matrix A 19 is of the form 0 a2 0 0 a1 0 a. •. (k) being intermediate pron ~ ducts.