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

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Inhomogeneous and incomplete as it is, confounding models (e.g., open system,

feedback circuit) with mathematical techniques (e.g., set, graph,

such an enumeration is apt to show that there is an array of approaches to ...

Inhomogeneous and incomplete as it is, confounding models (e.g., open system,

feedback circuit) with mathematical techniques (e.g., set, graph,

**game theory**),such an enumeration is apt to show that there is an array of approaches to ...

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Thus, information theory has been hailed as a "major breakthrough," but outside

the original technological field, contributions have ...

mathematical development which was considered to be comparable in scope to ...

Thus, information theory has been hailed as a "major breakthrough," but outside

the original technological field, contributions have ...

**Game theory**, too, is a novelmathematical development which was considered to be comparable in scope to ...

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Set., I (1956), 303-315. , "Lewis F. Richardson's Mathematical Theory of War,"

General Systems, 2 (1957), 55-91. , "Critiques of

1959a), 49-66. , "Uses and Limitations of Mathematical Models in Social

Sciences," ...

Set., I (1956), 303-315. , "Lewis F. Richardson's Mathematical Theory of War,"

General Systems, 2 (1957), 55-91. , "Critiques of

**Game Theory**," Behav. Sci., 4 (1959a), 49-66. , "Uses and Limitations of Mathematical Models in Social

Sciences," ...

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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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