## General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications |

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This is the equation known in biology as the

discussion , the simplest form of growth of the parts - viz . , the exponential - has

been assumed ( 3 . 17 and 3 . 18 ) . The

for ...

This is the equation known in biology as the

**allometric**equation . In thisdiscussion , the simplest form of growth of the parts - viz . , the exponential - has

been assumed ( 3 . 17 and 3 . 18 ) . The

**allometric**relation holds , however , alsofor ...

Page 164

There are so many cases where this equation applies that examples are

unnecessary . Therefore let us look instead at fundamentals . The so - called

term taken in ...

There are so many cases where this equation applies that examples are

unnecessary . Therefore let us look instead at fundamentals . The so - called

**allometric**equation is , in fact , the simplest possible law of relative growth , theterm taken in ...

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The theories of open systems , feedback ,

Bertalanffy are reviewed with respect to their ... The

represents the simplest possible relation between body size and metabolic

processes .

The theories of open systems , feedback ,

**allometry**and growth according toBertalanffy are reviewed with respect to their ... The

**allometric**equationrepresents the simplest possible relation between body size and metabolic

processes .

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

The Meaning of General System Theory | 30 |

Some System Concepts in Elementary Mathematical | 54 |

Copyright | |

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