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.
Categories: 1950's computers and computing, Computers and Society, Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, General Histories and References, Human-Computer Interaction, Word Processing, Data Processing
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Item DescriptionNew 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.