## General System Theory: Foundations, Development, Applications |

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Sets of simultaneous

system are, if linear, tiresome to solve even in the case of a few variables; if

nonlinear, they are unsolvable except in special cases (Table 1.1). Table 1.1

Classification ...

Sets of simultaneous

**differential**equations as a way to “model” or define asystem are, if linear, tiresome to solve even in the case of a few variables; if

nonlinear, they are unsolvable except in special cases (Table 1.1). Table 1.1

Classification ...

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However, the final state (l") simply is an extremum condition obtained by equating

the

know the

However, the final state (l") simply is an extremum condition obtained by equating

the

**differential**quotient to zero so that t disappears. In order to do so, we must firstknow the

**differential**equation by which the process is actually determined.Page 92

Stability therefore can be analysed by explicit solution of the

equations 3.1 describing the system (so-called indirect method, essentially based

on discussion of the eigenwerte Ai of the system of equations). In the case of non-

linear ...

Stability therefore can be analysed by explicit solution of the

**differential**equations 3.1 describing the system (so-called indirect method, essentially based

on discussion of the eigenwerte Ai of the system of equations). In the case of non-

linear ...

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Introduction | 1 |

The Meaning of General System Theory | 29 |

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