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

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The allometric relation holds, however, also for somewhat more complicated

cases, such as growth according to the parabola, the logistic, the Gompertz

equation ...

The allometric relation holds, however, also for somewhat more complicated

cases, such as growth according to the parabola, the logistic, the Gompertz

**function**, either strictly or as an approximation (Lumer, 1937). The allometricequation ...

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In a similar way, in the

alternative of considering it either as a sum of mechanisms for the individual

conception is ...

In a similar way, in the

**function**of the nervous system there was apparently thealternative of considering it either as a sum of mechanisms for the individual

**functions**, or else as a homogeneous nervous net. Here, too, the correctconception is ...

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Another unsolved problem of a fundamental nature originates in a basic paradox

of thermodynamics. Eddington called entropy "the arrow of time." As a matter of

fact, it is the irreversibility of physical events, expressed by the entropy

Another unsolved problem of a fundamental nature originates in a basic paradox

of thermodynamics. Eddington called entropy "the arrow of time." As a matter of

fact, it is the irreversibility of physical events, expressed by the entropy

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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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