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## Principles

- Look for contradictions, conflicting elements, etc. That is where the cause of the problem is;

- Strive for an Ideal Solution: "The problem is solved by the means already present without any additional harm";

- Use available resources: present in the system, in surroundings, in media, and ones that are cheap;

- Self service! Formula: "The object ITSELF solves the problem";

- Any interaction means there is a flow of something. Keep it in mind. Abstraction includes flows of "coordinates", "deformations", etc. Anything which changes. And if there is an interaction (or an abstract flow), there is a cause of it (called "abstract potential"). 70% of all problems deal with flows.

## Combinations of Methods and Principles

1. The methods are applied either alone or in combinations:

• A method and its opposite method then synthesis of the methods;
• Methods transforming a system or action into another space or world and back;
• Different methods in chain

Most problems are solved with structure or scenarios of multitude of methods.

Let us talk a bit about synthesis. A method can be used, then its anti- or opposite method can be used. Then you may come to the idea of combination of a method and its anti-method to find a more powerful solution. The combination may be achieved with any other method.

2. During the system analysis of a problem, you will come to two actors: "A Tool", what acts, and "A Product", what is act upon. To solve the problem you can apply the same principle to either one. This doubles your choices.

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This collection of methods and principles is a cumulative effort of many generations of problem solvers. IT DOES WORK!