## 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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Taking ceptic 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 ceptic 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

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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

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

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

Copyright | |

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