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

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Sets of simultaneous differential

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 differential

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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For deriving conditions and characteristics of steady states we may use a general

transport

concentration or energy in a system of simultaneous

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For deriving conditions and characteristics of steady states we may use a general

transport

**equation**. Let Q, be a measure of the i-th element of the system, e.g. aconcentration or energy in a system of simultaneous

**equations**. Its variation may...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

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