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

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(5.13) dt From this basic equation, expressions can be derived which

quantitatively represent empirical

number of growth phenomena. In simpler cases these growth laws are realized

with the ...

(5.13) dt From this basic equation, expressions can be derived which

quantitatively represent empirical

**growth curves**and explain a considerablenumber of growth phenomena. In simpler cases these growth laws are realized

with the ...

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Table 7.4 Metabolic types and growth types, w, I: Weight, length at time /; u>0, lQ:

initial weight, length; iu*, l*\ final weight, ... Respiration intermediate between

surface- and weight- proportionality (a) Linear

Table 7.4 Metabolic types and growth types, w, I: Weight, length at time /; u>0, lQ:

initial weight, length; iu*, l*\ final weight, ... Respiration intermediate between

surface- and weight- proportionality (a) Linear

**growth curve**: du□'dt = r/w'/i - xw ...Page 181

Hence, without loss of generality, we may understand "metabolic" and "growth

types" as ideal cases observable under ... But correspondingly, also the

Hence, without loss of generality, we may understand "metabolic" and "growth

types" as ideal cases observable under ... But correspondingly, also the

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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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