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

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But on the basis of the

between entropy and evolution disappears. In all irreversible processes, entropy

must increase. Therefore, the change of entropy in closed systems is always

positive; ...

But on the basis of the

**theory of open**systems, the apparent contradictionbetween entropy and evolution disappears. In all irreversible processes, entropy

must increase. Therefore, the change of entropy in closed systems is always

positive; ...

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lems are waiting for further developments, e.g., a general theory of non-linear

differential equations, of steady states ... Open Systems The

systems is an important generalization of physical theory, kinetics and

thermodynamics.

lems are waiting for further developments, e.g., a general theory of non-linear

differential equations, of steady states ... Open Systems The

**theory of open**systems is an important generalization of physical theory, kinetics and

thermodynamics.

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To be sure, self- repairing machines are conceivable in terms of the modern

theory of automata. ... The development of kinetic

from two sources: The Model of Open System 141 Some Characteristics of Open

...

To be sure, self- repairing machines are conceivable in terms of the modern

theory of automata. ... The development of kinetic

**theory of open**systems derivesfrom two sources: The Model of Open System 141 Some Characteristics of Open

...

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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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