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

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where the ratio between the phases remains

may attain (certain conditions presupposed) a time-independent steady state,

where the system remains

where the ratio between the phases remains

**constant**. An open chemical systemmay attain (certain conditions presupposed) a time-independent steady state,

where the system remains

**constant**as a whole and in its (macroscopic) phases, ...Page 130

ing to zero for certain relations between

the other hand, there is a time-independent steady state expressed by Qu in (5.9)

, Qu must suffice for the time-independent equation: T -- P = 0 (5.10) From this ...

ing to zero for certain relations between

**constants**and limiting conditions. - If, onthe other hand, there is a time-independent steady state expressed by Qu in (5.9)

, Qu must suffice for the time-independent equation: T -- P = 0 (5.10) From this ...

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(7.2) dt y dt x As can easily be seen, the allometric equation is a solution of this

function which states that the ratio of the relative increase of variable y to that of x

is

that ...

(7.2) dt y dt x As can easily be seen, the allometric equation is a solution of this

function which states that the ratio of the relative increase of variable y to that of x

is

**constant**. We arrive at the allometric relation in a simple way by consideringthat ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

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