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

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This is the equation known in biology as the

discussion, the simplest form of growth of the parts —viz., the exponential— has

been assumed (3.17 and 3.18). The

somewhat ...

This is the equation known in biology as the

**allometric**equation. In thisdiscussion, the simplest form of growth of the parts —viz., the exponential— has

been assumed (3.17 and 3.18). The

**allometric**relation holds, however, also forsomewhat ...

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The so-called

growth, the term taken in the broadest sense; i.e., increase of one variable, y, with

respect to another variable x. We see this immediately by writing the equation in ...

The so-called

**allometric**equation is, in fact, the simplest possible law of relativegrowth, the term taken in the broadest sense; i.e., increase of one variable, y, with

respect to another variable x. We see this immediately by writing the equation in ...

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The theories of open systems, feedback,

Bertalanffy are reviewed with respect to their experimental applications. 2. The

models of both open system and feedback apply to a wide range of phenomena

in ...

The theories of open systems, feedback,

**allometry**and growth according toBertalanffy are reviewed with respect to their experimental applications. 2. The

models of both open system and feedback apply to a wide range of phenomena

in ...

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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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