## 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 175

Table 7.4 Metabolic types and growth types. w, I: Weight, length at time t; w0, ZQ:

initial weight, length; w*, /*: final weight, length; ... Respiration intermediate

between surface' and weight- proportionality (a) Linear

without ...

Table 7.4 Metabolic types and growth types. w, I: Weight, length at time t; w0, ZQ:

initial weight, length; w*, /*: final weight, length; ... Respiration intermediate

between surface' and weight- proportionality (a) Linear

**growth curve**: attainingwithout ...

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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 |

The Meaning of General System Theory | 30 |

Some System Concepts in Elementary Mathematical | 54 |

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