Cybernetics and Management. Stafford Beer.

Cybernetics and Management.

English Universities Press London, 1959, first edition; 214 pages, references, index.

Condition: Very Good green cloth hardcover in Very Good orange and white dustjacket and clear protective acetate glassine jacket cover The binding is sound and secure, pages clean and unmarked.

Price: $45.00

Item Description

New science of Cybernetics, self-regulation and adaptability, a tool for understanding and organising systems and machines. Contents include Orientation; Basic Notions -- the context, systems; about being controlled; the ubiquity of feedback; purposive systems and information; the black box;

The Logical Theory of Cybernetics -- new science; logical origins; completion from without; the power of binary decisoins; theory of automata; The Biophysical Theory of Cybernetics - mathematical biophysics; experiments in adaptive behavior; machines that learn and teach; intelligent machines for adaptation; sketch for a cybernetic factory; The Analogue Theory of Cybernetics - analogue of fabric; of mechanization; of uncertainty; of language.