## General system theory: foundations, development, applications |

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A general model is the

Turing automaton is an abstract machine capable of imprinting (or deleting) "1"

and "0" marks on a tape of infinite length. It can be shown that any process of ...

A general model is the

**Turing machine**(1936). Expressed in the simplest way aTuring automaton is an abstract machine capable of imprinting (or deleting) "1"

and "0" marks on a tape of infinite length. It can be shown that any process of ...

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In general terms, this is a question to be put to the

automaton. One consideration to the point (not, so far as we have seen, treated in

automata theory) is the problem of "immense" numbers. The fundamental ...

In general terms, this is a question to be put to the

**Turing machine**as a generalautomaton. One consideration to the point (not, so far as we have seen, treated in

automata theory) is the problem of "immense" numbers. The fundamental ...

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Can a machine, say, an embryo or a brain, be programmed for regulation not

after a certain disturbance or finite set of disturbances, but after disturbances of

an indefinite number? The so-called

even ...

Can a machine, say, an embryo or a brain, be programmed for regulation not

after a certain disturbance or finite set of disturbances, but after disturbances of

an indefinite number? The so-called

**Turing machine**can, in principle, resolveeven ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

The Meaning of General System Theory | 30 |

Some System Concepts in Elementary Mathematical | 54 |

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