## 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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(5.13) From this basic equation, expressions can be derived which quantitatively

represent empirical

phenomena. In simpler cases these growth laws are realized with the exactness

...

(5.13) From this basic equation, expressions can be derived which quantitatively

represent empirical

**growth curves**and explain a considerable number of growthphenomena. In simpler cases these growth laws are realized with the exactness

...

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Let us refer to them as “growth types.” These are summarized in Table 7.4;

corresponding graphs, showing the differences in metabolic behavior and

concomitant differences of

discussions ...

Let us refer to them as “growth types.” These are summarized in Table 7.4;

corresponding graphs, showing the differences in metabolic behavior and

concomitant differences of

**growth curves**, are presented in Figure 7.8. Detaileddiscussions ...

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Hence, without loss of generality, we may understand “metabolic" and “growth

types" as ideal cases observable under ... But correspondingly, also the

Hence, without loss of generality, we may understand “metabolic" and “growth

types" as ideal cases observable under ... But correspondingly, also the

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### Contents

Introduction | 8 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

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