## General System Theory: Foundations, Development, ApplicationsAn attempt to formulate common laws that apply to virtually every scientific field, this conceptual approach has had a profound impact on such widely diverse disciplines as biology, economics, psychology, and demography. |

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Linear Equations Nonlinear Equations One Several Many One several Many

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Linear Equations Nonlinear Equations One Several Many One several Many

Equation Equation Equations Equations Equation Equations Equations Algebraic

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Taking exception from Spengler's metaphysics and intuitive method, and

disregarding questionable details, it will be difficult to deny that his conception of

the cultural relativity of categories is

the first ...

Taking exception from Spengler's metaphysics and intuitive method, and

disregarding questionable details, it will be difficult to deny that his conception of

the cultural relativity of categories is

**essentially**correct. It suffices to rememberthe first ...

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But stability arguments without actual solution of the differential equations (direct

method) and for non-linear systems are possible by introduction of so-called

Liapunov functions which are

of ...

But stability arguments without actual solution of the differential equations (direct

method) and for non-linear systems are possible by introduction of so-called

Liapunov functions which are

**essentially**generalized energy functions, the signof ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 8 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

Copyright | |

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allometric animals appears applied approach aspects atoms basic Bertalanffy biological catabolism causality cell characteristics chemical classical classical physics closed systems complex components consideration considered constant contrast cultural cybernetics defined differential equations dynamic elements energy entities entropy equifinality equilibrium essentially evolution example existence experience expressed fact feedback fields formulation function game theory graph theory growth curves homeostasis homeostatic human behavior important increase individual information theory interaction isomorphic kinetics language laws living organism Lotka machine mathematical means mechanisms mechanistic mental metabolic rate modern nature open systems organismic phenomena philosophy physics physiological possible present principle problems processes protein psychology psychophysical quantitative reaction reality regulations relations scientific sense servomechanisms similar so-called social sciences society specific steady structure symbolic system concept system theory teleology theoretical theory of open thermodynamics tion Unity of Science vitalistic Volterra whole world picture

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