COMPOSITE SYSTEM 1)2)
A system composed of weakly interacting elements, all of them of the same class.
Such systems should better be named parasystems or quasi-systems because they lack a number of properties characteristic of more integrated systems, as for example:
- they have no definite function
- they have no subsystems
- they are not autopoietic, nor autonomous
- they are homogeneous
Heaps of sand, accumulations of snow in mountains, flowing fluids, stock markets, populations and possibly star clusters are examples of composite systems. Their basic property is self-organized criticality, which makes them subject to runaways and crashes.
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