Behavioural Models

From Modelling Finite Automata to Analysing Business Processes


2.1 Characterisation of Dynamic Systems

In the book, we give a classification of systems and systems models (see Fig. 2.4). Consider the following five systems and classify each of them according to the given classification?

  1. The output of a manual clock that only shows minutes.
  2. The speed of Usain Bolt while he is running the 100 meters.
  3. The process of getting a ticket and paying for it at a ticket vending machine.
  4. A database which represents the teachers, students and courses in a school.
  5. The business process describing a company’s activities. These involve the independent processes “ship products” and “send invoice letters”.