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A Systems Study:: The Comparisons of “Whole” and “Parts”

Yi Lin (Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania, USA)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 March 1992

Abstract

Undertakes a systems study, in the language of mathematics, of the concepts of “whole” and “part”. The concepts of linked systems, product systems, Cartesian product systems and inverse limit systems are used to study “wholeness”, and their factor systems are used and considered as “parts”. Discusses comparisons between models of “whole” and between “parts” and “whole”. Presents the application background and poses some open questions.

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Lin, Y. (1992), "A Systems Study:: The Comparisons of “Whole” and “Parts”", Kybernetes, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 33-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb005927

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MCB UP Ltd

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