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Self Modifying Systems In Biology And Cognitive Science

Author : G. Kampis
ISBN : 9780080912394
Genre : Science
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The theme of this book is the self-generation of information by the self-modification of systems. The author explains why biological and cognitive processes exhibit identity changes in the mathematical and logical sense. This concept is the basis of a new organizational principle which utilizes shifts of the internal semantic relations in systems. There are mathematical discussions of various classes of systems (Turing machines, input-output systems, synergetic systems, non-linear dynamics etc), which are contrasted with the author's new principle. The most important implications of this include a new conception on the nature of information and which also provides a new and coherent conceptual view of a wide class of natural systems. This book merits the attention of all philosophers and scientists concerned with the way we create reality in our mathematical representations of the world and the connection those representations have with the way things really are.

Systems For Sustainability

Author : Frank A. Stowell
ISBN : 9781489902658
Genre : Business & Economics
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The term "sustainability" has entered the lexicon of many academic disciplines and fields of professional practice, but to date does not appear to have been seriously consid ered within the systems community unless, perhaps, under other guises. Within the wider community there is no consensus around what sustainability means with some authors identifying 70 to 100 definitions of the term. Some see sustainability as the precise and quantifiable outcomes of biological systems whilst others see it in terms of processes rele vant to personal and organizational change with the potential to effect changes in our rela tionships with out environments. Internationally it has been increasingly used in relation to the term "sustainable development"--a term popularised by the Brundland Commis of definitions sion's report in 1987 entitled "Our Common Future. " Despite this diversity and polarised perception on its utility, unlike many other popular terms, it has not had its time and subsided quietly from our language. It is therefore timely for the systems com munity to explore the relationship between systems and sustainability in a range of con texts. Participants in this, the 5th International Conference of the United Kingdom Systems Society (UKSS), have been invited to reflect critically on the contribution of sys tems thinking and action to sustainability-to the sustainability of personal relationships, the organizations in which live and work, and our "natural" environment.

Constructing Systems And Information

Author : Malcolm K. Crowe
ISBN : 0077079620
Genre : Computers
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Research On Growth And Yield With Emphasis On Mixed Stands

Author : Teja Preuhsler
ISBN : MINN:31951D00910149O
Genre : Forest productivity
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Subject Guide To Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025888517
Genre : American literature
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American Book Publishing Record

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Australian Computer Journal

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Systems Education For A Sustainable Planet

Author : Ockie Bosch
ISBN : 9783038427896
Genre : Social Science
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Systems Education for a Sustainable Planet" that was published in Systems

Anticipatory Systems

Author : Robert Rosen
ISBN : 9781483286273
Genre : Science
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The first detailed study of this most important class of systems which contain internal predictive models of themselves and/or of their environments and whose predictions are utilized for purposes of present control. This book develops the basic concept of a predictive model, and shows how it can be embedded into a system of feedforward control. Includes many examples and stresses analogies between wired-in anticipatory control and processes of learning and adaption, at both individual and social levels. Shows how the basic theory of such systems throws a new light both on analytic problems (understanding what is going on in an organism or a social system) and synthetic ones (developing forecasting methods for making individual or collective decisions).

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