Interdisciplinary aspects of general systems theory

proceedings of the third annual meeting of the Middle Atlantic Regional Division, College Park, Md., September 21, 1974 by Society for General Systems Research. Middle Atlantic Regional Division.

Publisher: Society for General Systems Research in Washington

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  • System theory -- Congresses.

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Includes bibliographies.

Statementcompiled by Thomas H. Murray.
ContributionsMurray, Thomas H.
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LC ClassificationsQ295 .S67 1975
The Physical Object
Pagination161 p. :
Number of Pages161
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Open LibraryOL5239215M
LC Control Number75310304

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