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

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There are highly elaborate and sophisticated mathematical models , but it

remains dubious how they can be

fundamental problems for which no mathematical techniques are available .

Disappointment ...

There are highly elaborate and sophisticated mathematical models , but it

remains dubious how they can be

**applied**to the concrete case ; there arefundamental problems for which no mathematical techniques are available .

Disappointment ...

Page 32

A similar procedure is

models and families of equations

those of Lotka or , for that matter , of chemical kinetics , but the model of

interacting ...

A similar procedure is

**applied**in quantitative economics and econometrics . Themodels and families of equations

**applied**in the latter happen to be similar tothose of Lotka or , for that matter , of chemical kinetics , but the model of

interacting ...

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The notions of " equilibrium , ” " homeostasis , " " feedback , " " stress , " etc . , are

no less of technologic or physiological origin but more or less successfully

...

The notions of " equilibrium , ” " homeostasis , " " feedback , " " stress , " etc . , are

no less of technologic or physiological origin but more or less successfully

**applied**to psychological phenomena . System theorists agree that the concept of...

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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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