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

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In simpler cases these growth laws are realized with the exactness of physical

experiments. Moreover, the rate of catabolism can be calculated from

In simpler cases these growth laws are realized with the exactness of physical

experiments. Moreover, the rate of catabolism can be calculated from

**growth****curves**and comparing values so calculated with those directly determined in ...Page 172

Then the investigator sat down to calculate a number of

formula, and was satisfied if a sufficient approximation of empirical data was

obtained. Here is a first illusion we have to destroy. It is a mathematical rule of

thumb ...

Then the investigator sat down to calculate a number of

**growth curves**with thatformula, and was satisfied if a sufficient approximation of empirical data was

obtained. Here is a first illusion we have to destroy. It is a mathematical rule of

thumb ...

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Hence, without loss of generality, we may understand “metabolic” and “growth

types” as ideal cases observable under ... But correspondingly, also the

Hence, without loss of generality, we may understand “metabolic” and “growth

types” as ideal cases observable under ... But correspondingly, also the

**growth****curve**(exponential in this case because these snails belong to “Type II”) shows ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

On the History of Systems Theory | 10 |

Trends in Systems Theory | 17 |

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