Chapter 2: Basic Ideas of GST

1998-10-27

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Index:

Chapter 2: Basic Ideas of GST 

What is a system 

Flood’s Model of a System 

Kinds of Systems (Ludwig Von Bertalanffy,1972) 

Kinds of Systems (Ludwig Von Bertalanffy,1972) 

Properties of Systems 

Properties of Systems 

Properties of Systems 

Hierarchy of Systems 

Example of Hierarchy 

Example of Hierarchy 

Simple v.s. Complex Systems 

The Three parts of GST 

Cybernetics 

Basic Elements of Cybernetic Systems 

Cybernetics: Example 1 (Speed control) 

Example (Water Tank) 

Example (Temperature control) 

Example (Boat Navigation) 

Example (Feedback Learning) 

Example (Products order management) 

Example (City management) 

Example (Sociocybernetics)

Cybernetics (Negative and Positive Feedback) 

Cybernetics (Systems Order and Time delay) 

Some Basic Concepts Defined by GST 

Widely-Known Systems Laws, Principles, Theorems and Hypotheses 

Widely-Known Systems Principles 

Widely-Known Systems Principles 

Widely-Known Systems Principles 

General Principles of Living Systems 

Hypotheses of General Living Systems Theory

Author : Guohua Bai 

E-post: bai.guohua@ies.luth.se 

Web :  http://www.ies.luth.se/~bai