The bulletin of mathematical biophysics

, Volume 32, Issue 4, pp 485–498 | Cite as

The approximation method, relational biology and organismic sets

  • N. Rashevsky
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Abstract

It is pointed out that the approximation method for diffusion problems, developed by N. Rashevsky in 1937 and successfully used since then by many authors, was in a sense a precursor of relational biology. The connection between the approximation method, relational biology, and the theory of organismic sets, developed in a series of recent papers by N. Rashevsky, is discussed. A number of conclusions known to hold experimentally, are then derived from relational considerations and some of them are applied to organismic sets.

Keywords

Binary Relation Circadian Clock Functional Relation Mathematical Biophysics Relational Force 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Rashevsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Central State UniversityWilberforce

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