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

### From inside the book

Results 1-3 of 42

Page 23

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 of ...

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 of ...

Page 32

The theory operates with biological notions, such as individuals, species,

coefficients of competition, and the like. A similar procedure is

quantitative economics and econometrics. The models and families of equations

The theory operates with biological notions, such as individuals, species,

coefficients of competition, and the like. A similar procedure is

**applied**inquantitative economics and econometrics. The models and families of equations

**applied**in the ...Page 106

The notions of "equilibrium," "homeostasis," "feedback," "stress," etc., are no less

of technologic or physiological origin but more or less successfully

psychological phenomena. System theorists agree that the concept of "system" is

...

The notions of "equilibrium," "homeostasis," "feedback," "stress," etc., are no less

of technologic or physiological origin but more or less successfully

**applied**topsychological phenomena. System theorists agree that the concept of "system" is

...

### What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

The Meaning of General System Theory | 30 |

Some System Concepts in Elementary Mathematical | 54 |

Copyright | |

9 other sections not shown

### Other editions - View all

### Common terms and phrases

allometric animals appears applied approach aspects atoms basic Bertalanffy biological catabolism causal cell characteristics chemical chemistry classical classical physics closed systems complex components consideration considered constant contrast cultural cybernetics defined depends dynamic elements emphasized energy entities entropy equifinality equilibrium essentially evolution example existence experience expressed fact feedback fields formulation function fundamental game theory growth curves homeostasis homeostatic human behavior important increase individual information theory interaction isomorphic kinetics language laws living organism Lotka machine mathematical means mechanisms mechanistic mental metabolic rate modern nature nervous system open systems organismic phenomena philosophy physics physiological possible present principle problems processes protein psychology psychophysical quantitative reaction reality regulations relations scheme schizophrenia scientific sense servomechanisms similar so-called society sociology specific steady stimuli structure symbolic system theory teleology theoretical theory of open thermodynamics tion Unity of Science universe vitalistic whole world picture