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

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Sets of simultaneous

system are , if linear , tiresome to solve even in the case of a few variables ; if

nonlinear , they are unsolvable except in special cases ( Table 1.1 ) Table 1.1 ...

Sets of simultaneous

**differential**equations as a way to " model " or define asystem are , if linear , tiresome to solve even in the case of a few variables ; if

nonlinear , they are unsolvable except in special cases ( Table 1.1 ) Table 1.1 ...

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... there is no interaction , and the elements behave independently with respect to

the relations R and R ' . A system can be defined mathematically in various ways .

For illustration , we choose a system of simultaneous

... there is no interaction , and the elements behave independently with respect to

the relations R and R ' . A system can be defined mathematically in various ways .

For illustration , we choose a system of simultaneous

**differential**equations .Page 76

However , the final state ( 2 * ) simply is an extremum condition obtained by

equating the

we must first know the

determined ...

However , the final state ( 2 * ) simply is an extremum condition obtained by

equating the

**differential**quotient to zero so that t disappears . In order to do so ,we must first know the

**differential**equation by which the process is actuallydetermined ...

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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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