## General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications |

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History of science attests that expression in ordinary language often preceded

mathematical

easily to mind : the evolution from counting in words to Roman numerals ( a

semiverbal ...

History of science attests that expression in ordinary language often preceded

mathematical

**formulation**, i . e . , invention of an algorithm . Examples comeeasily to mind : the evolution from counting in words to Roman numerals ( a

semiverbal ...

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As the above shows , this

of a not existent future , but merely a sometimes useful

can be expressed in terms of causality . Types of Finality No detailed discussion ...

As the above shows , this

**formulation**does not mean an inconceivable " action "of a not existent future , but merely a sometimes useful

**formulation**of a fact whichcan be expressed in terms of causality . Types of Finality No detailed discussion ...

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Such consideration has proved to be useful and leading to quantitative

Such consideration proves especially useful in areas accessible to quantitative

Such consideration has proved to be useful and leading to quantitative

**formulations**( cf . p . 137 ) . Finally , the definition of ... in general physiology .Such consideration proves especially useful in areas accessible to quantitative

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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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