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The Nature of Living Systems [microform] : An Exposition of the Basic Concepts in General Systems Theory / James G. Miller
Bib ID 5209110
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Miller, James G
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1970 
47 p. 
Summary

General systems theory is a set of related definitions, assumptions, and propositions which deal with reality as an integrated hierarchy of organizations of matter and energy. In this paper, the author defines the concepts of space, time, matter, energy, and information in terms of their meaning in general systems theory. He defines a system as a set of interacting units with relationships among them and discusses several kinds of systems. The concepts of structure, process, type, level, echelon, suprasystem, and subsystem are also defined and discussed. Throughout the paper the emphasis is on the applications of these concepts to living systems. (JY)

Notes

ERIC Note: This is one of the support papers for "To Improve Learning; a Report to the President and the Congress of the United States by the Commission on Instructional Technology", ED 034 905.

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Educational Development.  |  Educational Planning.  |  Systems Analysts.  |  Educational Technology.  |  Systems Analysis.
Other authors/contributors Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC
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