## World Dynamics |

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Each fixed time interval shows a doubling of the relevant system

Exponential growth is treacherous and misleading . A system

continue through many doubling intervals without seeming to reach significant

size . But then ...

Each fixed time interval shows a doubling of the relevant system

**variable**.Exponential growth is treacherous and misleading . A system

**variable**cancontinue through many doubling intervals without seeming to reach significant

size . But then ...

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In this model , conditions in the year 1970 are taken as the point of reference for

defining constants and

Population in Figure 2-1 is a system “ level ”

...

In this model , conditions in the year 1970 are taken as the point of reference for

defining constants and

**variables**. That is , world conditions ... 3.1 Population PPopulation in Figure 2-1 is a system “ level ”

**variable**. A system level represents...

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C. Before the equation in Appendix B and ... The letter L indicates a level

equation , N an initial value for a level , R a rate equation , A an auxiliary

that is ...

**Variables**and constants are designated by letter groups as defined in AppendixC. Before the equation in Appendix B and ... The letter L indicates a level

equation , N an initial value for a level , R a rate equation , A an auxiliary

**variable**that is ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

Toward a Global Equilibrium | 112 |

Epilogue | 123 |

Copyright | |

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