A Categorical Approach to General Systems
The purpose of this paper is to sketch a simplified version of Goguen’s general systems theory , ,  using graphs and sets instead of categories insofar as possible, accompanied by intuitive motivation and simple examples. We also introduce basic theorems relating some fundamental concepts of system theory but space limitations preclude much background information and all proofs. These details will appear elsewhere.
KeywordsFinite State Machine Categorical Approach Underlying Graph General System Theory State Variable Model
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