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

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The advantages of

deduction , verifiability by observed data - are well known . This does not mean

that models formulated in ordinary language are to be despised or refused . A

verbal ...

The advantages of

**mathematical**models , unambiguity , possibility of strictdeduction , verifiability by observed data - are well known . This does not mean

that models formulated in ordinary language are to be despised or refused . A

verbal ...

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Before turning to it , discussion of

is in order . Advantages and shortcomings of

sciences are well known ( Arrow , 1956 ; Rapoport , 1957 ) . Every

...

Before turning to it , discussion of

**mathematical**and non -**mathematical**modelsis in order . Advantages and shortcomings of

**mathematical**models in the socialsciences are well known ( Arrow , 1956 ; Rapoport , 1957 ) . Every

**mathematical**...

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Lewis F . Richardson ' s

1957 ) , 55 – 91 . - " Critiques of Game Theory , ” Behav . Sci . , 4 ( 1959a ) , 49 –

66 . - " Uses and Limitations of

Lewis F . Richardson ' s

**Mathematical**Theory of War , " General Systems , 2 (1957 ) , 55 – 91 . - " Critiques of Game Theory , ” Behav . Sci . , 4 ( 1959a ) , 49 –

66 . - " Uses and Limitations of

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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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