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

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This is the equation known in biology as the

discussion, the simplest form of growth of the parts —viz., the exponential—has

been assumed (3.17 and 3.18). The

somewhat ...

This is the equation known in biology as the

**allometric**equation. In thisdiscussion, the simplest form of growth of the parts —viz., the exponential—has

been assumed (3.17 and 3.18). The

**allometric**relation holds, however, also forsomewhat ...

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principle of

biochemistry, morphogenesis, evolution, etc., follow a simple equation: y = by”, (

7.1) i.e., if a variable y is plotted logarithmically against another variable x, ...

principle of

**allometry**. As is well known, many phenomena of metabolism, and ofbiochemistry, morphogenesis, evolution, etc., follow a simple equation: y = by”, (

7.1) i.e., if a variable y is plotted logarithmically against another variable x, ...

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The theories of open systems, feedback,

Bertalanffy are reviewed with respect to their experimental applications. 2. The

models of both open system and feedback apply to a wide range of phenomena

in ...

The theories of open systems, feedback,

**allometry**and growth according toBertalanffy are reviewed with respect to their experimental applications. 2. The

models of both open system and feedback apply to a wide range of phenomena

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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