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Systems Theory and Biology

Proceedings of the III Systems Symposium at Case Institute of Technology

Editors: Mesarovic, Mihajlo D. (Ed.)

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By J OHN A. HRONES Provost, Case Institute 0/ Technology SYSTEMS have been the subject of man's study for many hundreds of years. Thus, the solar system has been the concern of the astronomer. The study of the allocation of material and human resources within the boundaries of an industrial firm or a government has been the concern of the economist. The subject of such studies have been widely known as economic systems. Medieal men have worked with the human body. Thus, man has attempted to deal with a complicated array of interconnected elements since the very earliest of recorded time. In his attcmpt to improve his understanding of physieal systems the need to concentrate on a specific kind of system, e.g., the solar system. the human body, became more imperative. However in recent years there has begun to grow and develop an increasing number of people who are working on thc development of general systems theory and analysis. Such a development is based upon the belief that certain view points, certain kinds of mathematics and technologieal procedures can be applied to a wide variety of important systems with considerable profit. The pres­ sures for the development of such a body of knowledge grew with the de­ velopment of a technologieal socicty.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Systems Theory and Biology
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the III Systems Symposium at Case Institute of Technology
Editors
  • Mihajlo D. Mesarovic
Copyright
1968
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-88343-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-88343-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-88345-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 403
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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