## General system theory: foundations, development, applications |

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The

cases, such as growth according to the parabola, the logistic, the Gompertz

function, either strictly or as an approximation (Lumer, 1937). The

equation ...

The

**allometric**relation holds, however, also for somewhat more complicatedcases, such as growth according to the parabola, the logistic, the Gompertz

function, either strictly or as an approximation (Lumer, 1937). The

**allometric**equation ...

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principle of

biochemistry, morphogenesis, evolution, etc., follow a simple equation: y = bx°, (

7.1) i.e., if a .variable y is plotted logarithmically against another variable x, ...

principle of

**allometry**. As is well known, many phenomena of metabolism, and ofbiochemistry, morphogenesis, evolution, etc., follow a simple equation: y = bx°, (

7.1) i.e., if a .variable y is plotted logarithmically against another variable x, ...

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The theories of open systems, feedback,

Bertalanffy are reviewed with respect to their experimental applications. 2. The

models of both open system and feedback apply to a wide range of phenomena

in ...

The theories of open systems, feedback,

**allometry**and growth according toBertalanffy are reviewed with respect to their experimental applications. 2. The

models of both open system and feedback apply to a wide range of phenomena

in ...

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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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