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Subsystem and component In every system it is possible to identify one sort of
unit, each of which carries out a distinct and separate process, ... These specific,
local, distinguishable structural units are called components or members or parts.
Some systems and components are also constrained by their suprasystems and
subsystems. ... Living systems are so organized that each subsystem and
component has some autonomy and some subordination or constraint from lower
- level ...
Relationships among subsystems or components All descriptions of relationships
in a concrete system are either ... 4.1.1 Containment Whether or not a given
subsystem or component is within the boundaries of another subsystem or ...
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I purchased this book many years ago and found it very enlighting. The shredout concept was of particular interest to me in that it provided ways to look at various living systems from micro to macro. It has a lot of detail which I never was able to get around to studying, but appears to have influenced my thinking which was later documented in a series of blogs http://www.bcswonline.com/blog/index.html
I still have a copy and refer to it.
TABLE 11 The 19 Critical Subsystems of a Living System
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