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

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History of science attests that expression in ordinary language often preceded

mathematical

easily to mind : the evolution from counting in words to Roman numerals ( a

semiverbal ...

History of science attests that expression in ordinary language often preceded

mathematical

**formulation**, i . e . , invention of an algorithm . Examples comeeasily to mind : the evolution from counting in words to Roman numerals ( a

semiverbal ...

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Such consideration has proved to be useful and leading to quantitative

Such consideration proves especially useful in areas accessible to quantitative

Such consideration has proved to be useful and leading to quantitative

**formulations**( cf . p . 137 ) . Finally , the definition of ... in general physiology .Such consideration proves especially useful in areas accessible to quantitative

**formulation**.Page 133

Yet , the general

possible to give a physical

concept of finality ; as is well known , the phenomenon of equifinality is the basis

of the ...

Yet , the general

**formulation**is not without interest . We see , first , that it ispossible to give a physical

**formulation**to the apparently metaphysical or vitalisticconcept of finality ; as is well known , the phenomenon of equifinality is the basis

of the ...

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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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