Cybernetics and Applied Systems

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CRC Press, May 14, 1992 - Computers - 376 pages
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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
 

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Contents

Cybernetics
1
Homeostatics
7
Systems Everywhere
23
What is SystemScience? Definition One
43
Sociocybernetics
95
Order Evolution and Natural Law Fundamental Relations in Complex System Theory
125
Are Institutions Entities of a Natural Kind? A Consideration of the Outlook for Mankind
149
Intelligent Models of Economic and Social Systems
163
Fullback Versus Feedback
239
Parallel Distributed Processing
249
Introduction to Neural Networks
259
Neural Network Vector Quantization in Image Coding
275
Theory of the Fuzzy Controller A Brief Survey
293
From Symbol Manipulation to Understanding Cognition A Critical Introduction to Cognitive Science from a Computational Neuroepistemology Pers...
309
Active Seismic Response Controlled Structure CyberneticActive Control Philosophy
333
Index
355

Dynamics in a Hierarchically Organized System Coupled Individual Population and Ecosystem Levels
173
Knowledge Measurement Cognitive Complexity and Cybernetics of Mutual ManMachine Adaptation
187

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