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4.1 .7 Parameter An independent variable through functions of which other
functions may be expressed. 4.1 .8 The state of a conceptual system This state is
the set of values on some scale, numerical or otherwise, which its variables have
at a ...
ties, divided into six groups.423 These are (a) components of the GNP, (b) prices
and wage rates, (c) labor- force and employment-related magnitudes, (d) income
components, (e) monetary variables, and (f) miscellaneous variables. Values of ...
2.4 Variables Each of the 19 critical subsystems keeps a set of variables in
steady-state ranges. The system as a whole maintains the steady states of other
variables by adjusting relationships among subsystems or changing its
relationship to ...
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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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