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

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Furthermore we find: Ki+k* In case an external disturbance ("stimulus") leads to

increased

constants remain unaltered— X! decreases. Since, however, inflow is

proportional ...

Furthermore we find: Ki+k* In case an external disturbance ("stimulus") leads to

increased

**catabolism**— e.g., increase of the reaction constant k3 while the otherconstants remain unaltered— X! decreases. Since, however, inflow is

proportional ...

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If k is a constant for

weight); similar, with tj as constant per unit surface, anabolism will be ys, and

weight increase defined by the difference of these magnitudes: dw — = ijj — kw.

If k is a constant for

**catabolism**per unit mass, total**catabolism**will be kw (w —weight); similar, with tj as constant per unit surface, anabolism will be ys, and

weight increase defined by the difference of these magnitudes: dw — = ijj — kw.

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Then we have: dw — = tiw" — KWm (7.7) dt where i) and k are constants of

anabolism and

allometric equations. Mathematical considerations show furthermore that smaller

...

Then we have: dw — = tiw" — KWm (7.7) dt where i) and k are constants of

anabolism and

**catabolism**, respectively, corresponding to the general structure ofallometric equations. Mathematical considerations show furthermore that smaller

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Introduction | 3 |

The Meaning of General System Theory | 30 |

Some System Concepts in Elementary Mathematical | 54 |

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