## 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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For illustration, we choose a system of simultaneous

Denoting some measure of elements, p, (i = 1, 2, ... n), by Q, these, for a finite

number of elements and in the simplest case, will be of the form: d(21 † = s. (Q, Q

, .

For illustration, we choose a system of simultaneous

**differential**equations.Denoting some measure of elements, p, (i = 1, 2, ... n), by Q, these, for a finite

number of elements and in the simplest case, will be of the form: d(21 † = s. (Q, Q

, .

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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

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

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