Cybernetics and Applied Systems

ISBN-10: 0824786777
ISBN-13: 9780824786779
Authors: Constantin Virgil Negoita
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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: CRC Press LLC Number of pages: 376 Dimensions: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall Weight: 1.430 lbs. Language: English

Table of contents

Foreword
Preface
Contributors
Cybernetics
Homeostatics
Systems Everywhere
What is System-Science? Definition One
Sociocybernetics
Order, Evolution, and Natural Law: Fundamental Relations in Complex System Theory
Are Institutions Entities of a Natural Kind? A Consideration of the Outlook for Mankind
Intelligent Models of Economic and Social Systems
Dynamics in a Hierarchically Organized System: Coupled Individual, Population, and Ecosystem Levels
Knowledge Measurement, Cognitive Complexity, and Cybernetics of Mutual Man-Machine Adaptation
Pullback Versus Feedback
Parallel Distributed Processing
Introduction to Neural Networks
Neural Network Vector Quantization in Image Coding
Theory of the Fuzzy Controller: A Brief Survey
From Symbol Manipulation to Understanding Cognition: A Critical Introduction to Cognitive Science from a Computational Neuroepistemology Perspective
Active Seismic Response Controlled Structure: Cybernetic-Active Control Philosophy
Index