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A periodic System of System concepts.

 Peter Winiwarter, Bordalier institute

As illustrated in the case of a neural network system, this framework is a
valuable tool for structuring systems analysis and description . In the field
of bringing systems into being, the periodic system of concepts can be
used as a checklist for viable systems design . Cross-level comparisons
between different fields or disciplines can be used as heuristic tools to
detect general systems properties (isomorphies or 'linkage propositions') .
In a large variety of evolving systems - ranging from nuclear astrophysics
to microcomputers - the structural evolution of local units
always follows the same sequence of conceptual metrics :