## An approach to general systems theory |

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### Contents

PRELIMINARIES | 1 |

AN OUTLINE OF THE APPROACH | 36 |

GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY | 83 |

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abstract algebraic activity matrix applied approach assigned automata basic definitions binary operation binary relation black box black-box problem called Cartesian product causal class of systems classification complete set composition concept contains continuous systems controlled systems couplings denoted determined deterministic discrete systems disjoint sets environment equal equations example external quantities feedback variables finite finite-state given activity Hasse diagrams ideal values input and output input quantities input variables instance instantaneous values integers internal variables logic functions memory depth minimal element model of behavior obtained one-to-one correspondence output quantities output variables pairs partial ordering particular partition past values permanent behavior possible principal quantities probabilistic systems probabilities procedure properties random random variables real number represented resolution level respectively samples of activity sampling variables sequence shown in Figure solution specified ST-structure stimuli structure subset synthesis system is defined systems theory time-invariant relation traits transitions two-valued uniquely dependent voltage