Difference between revisions of "Homeostasis (glossary)"

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(1) dictionary definition for living organisms.
 
(1) dictionary definition for living organisms.
  
(2) is theorectical system science definition which applies to all system, conducting internal actions to hold themselves in the same state (see also [[Entropy (glossary)]]).
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(2) is theoretical system science definition which applies to all system, conducting internal actions to hold themselves in the same state (see also [[Entropy (glossary)]]).
  
 
(3) applies to complex engineered systems and describes system activities or sub systems who's purpose to to maintain stable conditions inside the system to allow other system to operate, e.g. air conditioning or sound insulation.  
 
(3) applies to complex engineered systems and describes system activities or sub systems who's purpose to to maintain stable conditions inside the system to allow other system to operate, e.g. air conditioning or sound insulation.  
  
 
[[Category:Glossary of Terms]]
 
[[Category:Glossary of Terms]]

Revision as of 18:48, 17 May 2012

(1) The ability or tendency of an organism or cell to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes.

(2) A Homeostatic system state is one where the system is static but its elements are dynamic. The system maintains its state by internal adjustments.

(3) homeostasis is the maintenance of suitable operating conditions for all contained systems.

Source(s)

Ackoff, R.L. 1971. Towards a System of Systems Concepts, Management Science, Vol.17 No. 11, USA.

Hitchins, D. (2007) Systems Engineering: A 21st Century Systems Methodology: Wiley

Discussion

(1) dictionary definition for living organisms.

(2) is theoretical system science definition which applies to all system, conducting internal actions to hold themselves in the same state (see also entropy ).

(3) applies to complex engineered systems and describes system activities or sub systems who's purpose to to maintain stable conditions inside the system to allow other system to operate, e.g. air conditioning or sound insulation.