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Derivatives of all higher orders also exist for our example, and are all equal to zero. The Derivative in Financial Markets. In the past few decades, the concept of derivative has come to play a major role in financial markets. While perhaps not often so imagined, the financial derivative has much 10 An Introduction to Systems Science in common with the mathematical derivative. Just as the mathematical derivative depends on another variable that we might call the "base" of the derivative, so does the financial derivative.
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4 An Introduction to Systems Science individuals and indicating their relevance to the context of systems science. Two of the Appendices are essentially the same as two of my prior publications. One (Appendix 3) presents the history of the development of my work. My debt to George J. Klir and his journal is acknowledged there. The other (Appendix 4) went into great detail on the critical linguistic difficulties that beset the systems community, and I have acknowledged my debt to the publishing journal there.