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

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for basic formulations.

like Kohler's, restricted to systems of physics). Being a statistician, however, with

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**Lotka's**classic (1925) came closest to the objective, and we are indebted to himfor basic formulations.

**Lotka**indeed dealt with a general concept of systems (not,like Kohler's, restricted to systems of physics). Being a statistician, however, with

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For example, an elaborate theory of the dynamics of biological populations, the

struggle for existence and biological equilibria, has developed, starting with the

pioneering work by

notions ...

For example, an elaborate theory of the dynamics of biological populations, the

struggle for existence and biological equilibria, has developed, starting with the

pioneering work by

**Lotka**and Volterra. The theory operates with biologicalnotions ...

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The equations for bio- coenotic systems, as developed by Volterra,

Ancona, Gause and others, are special cases of equation (3.1). So are the

equations used by Spiegelman (1945) for kinetics of cellular processes and the

theory of ...

The equations for bio- coenotic systems, as developed by Volterra,

**Lotka**, D'Ancona, Gause and others, are special cases of equation (3.1). So are the

equations used by Spiegelman (1945) for kinetics of cellular processes and the

theory of ...

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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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