Difference between revisions of "Open System (glossary)"
m (Text replacement - "<center>'''SEBoK v. 2.0, released 1 June 2019'''</center>" to "<center>'''SEBoK v. 2.1, released 31 October 2019'''</center>")
(Robot removing the Term template calls from glossary pages.)
|Line 1:||Line 1:|
<blockquote>''A system which exchanges inputs and outputs with its environment. (von Bertalanffy 1968)</blockquote>
Revision as of 10:02, 28 October 2019
A system which exchanges inputs and outputs with its environment. (von Bertalanffy 1968)
von Bertalanffy, L. 1968. General system theory: Foundations, development, applications, Revised ed. New York, NY: Braziller.
Open system theory considers an organism as a complex entity composed of many parts with an overall integrity, co-existing in an environment. In an open system the organisms structure is maintained, or adapts, through a continual exchange of energy and information with its environment.