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

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Zwaardemaker, 1906, 1927). We find, in the cell and in the multicellular organism

, a certain composition, a constant ratio of the

resembles the distribution of

which, ...

Zwaardemaker, 1906, 1927). We find, in the cell and in the multicellular organism

, a certain composition, a constant ratio of the

**components**, which at firstresembles the distribution of

**components**in a chemical system in equilibrium andwhich, ...

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change of material and energy, the order of innumerable physicochemical

reactions in a cell or organism in a way granting the first, the maintenance of a

constant ratio of the

disturbances, ...

change of material and energy, the order of innumerable physicochemical

reactions in a cell or organism in a way granting the first, the maintenance of a

constant ratio of the

**components**even under different conditions, afterdisturbances, ...

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Solving equations (5.4) for the steady state we obtain: k1 k3 x1 : x2 : x3 = 1 : + : *.

k2 K. We therefore see that in the steady state a constant ratio between the

...

Solving equations (5.4) for the steady state we obtain: k1 k3 x1 : x2 : x3 = 1 : + : *.

k2 K. We therefore see that in the steady state a constant ratio between the

**components**is established although it is not, as in a closed system, based on an...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

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