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

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In case an external disturbance ("stimulus") leads to increased

increase of the reaction constant k3 while the other constants remain unaltered—

x1 decreases. Since, however, inflow is proportional to the concentration ...

In case an external disturbance ("stimulus") leads to increased

**catabolism**— e.g.,increase of the reaction constant k3 while the other constants remain unaltered—

x1 decreases. Since, however, inflow is proportional to the concentration ...

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If k is a constant for

weight); similar, with t; as constant per unit surface, anabolism will be jjs, and

weight increase defined by the difference of these magnitudes: From this basic ...

If k is a constant for

**catabolism**per unit mass, total**catabolism**will be kw (w =weight); similar, with t; as constant per unit surface, anabolism will be jjs, and

weight increase defined by the difference of these magnitudes: From this basic ...

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Then we have: where rj and k are constants of anabolism and

respectively, corresponding to the general structure of allometric equations.

Mathematical considerations show furthermore that smaller deviations of the

exponent m ...

Then we have: where rj and k are constants of anabolism and

**catabolism**,respectively, corresponding to the general structure of allometric equations.

Mathematical considerations show furthermore that smaller deviations of the

exponent m ...

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### Contents

Introduction | 3 |

The Meaning of General System Theory | 30 |

Some System Concepts in Elementary Mathematical | 54 |

Copyright | |

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