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Systems Theory and Biology

Proceedings of the III Systems Symposium at Case Institute of Technology

  • Editors
  • M. D. Mesarović

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Talbot H. Waterman
    Pages 1-37
  3. Mihajlo D. Mesarović
    Pages 59-87
  4. Benno Hess
    Pages 88-114
  5. Barbara E. Wright
    Pages 115-129
  6. Kenneth Krohn, Rudolph Langer, John Rhodes
    Pages 130-140
  7. F. E. Yates, R. D. Brennan, J. Urquhart, M. F. Dallman, C. C. Li, W. Halpern
    Pages 141-184
  8. Donald S. Gann, Lee E. Ostrander, James D. Schoeffler
    Pages 185-200
  9. James D. Schoeffler, Lee E. Ostrander, Donald S. Gann
    Pages 201-221
  10. M. E. Scheibel, A. B. Scheibel
    Pages 261-285
  11. W. L. Kilmer, W. S. McCulloch, J. Blum
    Pages 286-375

About these proceedings

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Kybernetik Systems biology system systems theory

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-88343-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-88345-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-88343-9
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