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Cybernetics and Applied Systems - Constantin Virgil Negoita

Cybernetics and Applied Systems

Hardcover Published: 14th May 1992
ISBN: 9780824786779
Number Of Pages: 376

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In light of the enormous interest in building intelligent systems, this volume blends theory, applications, and methodology of cybernetics taking it out of the realm of the abstract and explaining how cybernetics can contribute to an improved understanding of intelligence. Among the topics of the 17

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Cyberneticsp. 1
Homeostaticsp. 7
Systems Everywherep. 23
What is System-Science? Definition Onep. 43
Sociocyberneticsp. 95
Order, Evolution, and Natural Law: Fundamental Relations in Complex System Theoryp. 125
Are Institutions Entities of a Natural Kind? A Consideration of the Outlook for Mankindp. 149
Intelligent Models of Economic and Social Systemsp. 163
Dynamics in a Hierarchically Organized System: Coupled Individual, Population, and Ecosystem Levelsp. 173
Knowledge Measurement, Cognitive Complexity, and Cybernetics of Mutual Man-Machine Adaptationp. 187
Pullback Versus Feedbackp. 239
Parallel Distributed Processingp. 249
Introduction to Neural Networksp. 259
Neural Network Vector Quantization in Image Codingp. 275
Theory of the Fuzzy Controller: A Brief Surveyp. 293
From Symbol Manipulation to Understanding Cognition: A Critical Introduction to Cognitive Science from a Computational Neuroepistemology Perspectivep. 309
Active Seismic Response Controlled Structure: Cybernetic-Active Control Philosophyp. 333
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9780824786779
ISBN-10: 0824786777
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 14th May 1992
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.85  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1