## 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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Nevertheless from this purely formal definition of " system , ” many properties

science , and in part concern concepts previously regarded as anthropomorphic ,

vitalistic ...

Nevertheless from this purely formal definition of " system , ” many properties

**follow**which in part are expressed in laws well - known in various fields ofscience , and in part concern concepts previously regarded as anthropomorphic ,

vitalistic ...

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Even enzyme reactions in the test tube do not , in general , simply

of mass action . This being the case , it is clear that reactions even in simple

organismic systems cannot be written in a closed system of equations ; this is ...

Even enzyme reactions in the test tube do not , in general , simply

**follow**the lawof mass action . This being the case , it is clear that reactions even in simple

organismic systems cannot be written in a closed system of equations ; this is ...

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... discussed previously . From ( 5.13 )

... Obviously , this growth theory

systems ; equation ( 5.13 ) is a special case of the general equation ( 5.1 ) . The

basic ...

... discussed previously . From ( 5.13 )

**follows**for weight increase : -- [ A - C - VW... Obviously , this growth theory

**follows**the conceptions of kinetics of opensystems ; equation ( 5.13 ) is a special case of the general equation ( 5.1 ) . The

basic ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

Copyright | |

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