This book is a concise navigator across the history of cybernetics, its state-of-the-art and prospects. The evolution of cybernetics (from N. Wiener to the present day) and the reasons of its ups and downs are presented. The correlation of cybernetics with the philosophy and methodology of control, as well as with system theory and systems analysis is clearly demonstrated.
The book presents a detailed analysis focusing on the modern trends of research in cybernetics. A new development stage of cybernetics (the so-called cybernetics 2.0) is discussed as a science on general regularities of systems organization and control. The author substantiates the topicality of elaborating a new branch of cybernetics, i.e. organization theory which studies an organization as a property, process and system.
The book is intended for theoreticians and practitioners, as well as for students, postgraduates and doctoral candidates. In the first place, the target audience includes tutors and lecturers preparing courses on cybernetics, control theory and systems science.
"The book is enlightening in showing the present and the future of cybernetics, as well as in proving that cybernetics is a science that must be present in the cultural background of any CS scholar." (Corrado Mencar, Computing Reviews, computingreviews.com, August, 2016)
Series: Studies in Systems, Decision and Control
Number Of Pages: 107
Published: 27th March 2019
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.18