## 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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In mathematics , the exponential law is called the “ law of natural

with ( aj > 0 ) is valid for the

it applies to the individual

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In mathematics , the exponential law is called the “ law of natural

**growth**, " andwith ( aj > 0 ) is valid for the

**growth**of capital by compound interest . Biologically ,it applies to the individual

**growth**of certain bacteria and animals . Sociologically...

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particularly apt to show the isomorphism of law in different fields are the

exponential and the logistic . Examples are , among many others , the increase of

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**GROWTH**- IN - TIME The simplest forms of**growth**which , for this reason , areparticularly apt to show the isomorphism of law in different fields are the

exponential and the logistic . Examples are , among many others , the increase of

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In simpler cases these

experiments . Moreover , the rate of catabolism can be calculated from

curves and comparing values so calculated with those directly determined in ...

In simpler cases these

**growth**laws are realized with the exactness of physicalexperiments . Moreover , the rate of catabolism can be calculated from

**growth**curves and comparing values so calculated with those directly determined in ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

Copyright | |

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