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

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where the ratio between the phases remains

may attain ( certain conditions presupposed ) a time - independent steady state ,

where the system remains

where the ratio between the phases remains

**constant**. An open chemical systemmay attain ( certain conditions presupposed ) a time - independent steady state ,

where the system remains

**constant**as a whole and in its ( macroscopic ) ...Page 136

If k is a

weight ) ; similar , with n as

weight increase defined by the difference of these magnitudes : dw = ns – kw .

If k is a

**constant**for catabolism per unit mass , total catabolism will be kw ( w =weight ) ; similar , with n as

**constant**per unit surface , anabolism will be ns , andweight increase defined by the difference of these magnitudes : dw = ns – kw .

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2 ) dt y dt X As can easily be seen , the allometric equation is a solution of this

function which states that the ratio of the relative increase of variable y to that of x

is

that ...

2 ) dt y dt X As can easily be seen , the allometric equation is a solution of this

function which states that the ratio of the relative increase of variable y to that of x

is

**constant**. We arrive at the allometric relation in a simple way by consideringthat ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

The Meaning of General System Theory | 30 |

Some System Concepts in Elementary Mathematical | 54 |

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