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

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Novel conceptions, models and mathematical fields have developed to deal with

them, such as dynamical system theory, cybernetics, automata theory, system

analysis by set, net,

Novel conceptions, models and mathematical fields have developed to deal with

them, such as dynamical system theory, cybernetics, automata theory, system

analysis by set, net,

**graph theory**and others. The second realm is "systems ...Page 21

Laplace transforms and introduction of net and

possible. Set theory. The general formal properties of systems, closed and open

systems, etc., can be axiomatized in terms of set theory (Mesarovic, 1964; Maccia

, ...

Laplace transforms and introduction of net and

**graph theory**make analysispossible. Set theory. The general formal properties of systems, closed and open

systems, etc., can be axiomatized in terms of set theory (Mesarovic, 1964; Maccia

, ...

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of hierarchies can be represented in this way. But the problem is much broader

and deeper: The question of hierarchic order is intimately connected with those ...

In

**graph theory**hierarchic order is expressed by the "tree," and relational aspectsof hierarchies can be represented in this way. But the problem is much broader

and deeper: The question of hierarchic order is intimately connected with those ...

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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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