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Ashby, W. Ross (William Ross) 1903-1972

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Works: 92 works in 498 publications in 10 languages and 4,752 library holdings
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Most widely held works about W. Ross Ashby
 
Most widely held works by W. Ross Ashby
Design for a brain; the origin of adaptive behaviour by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

90 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE book is not a treatise on aIl cerebral mechanisms but a pro poscd solution of a specific problem: the origin of the nervous system's unique ability to produce adaptive behaviour. The work has as basis the fact that the nervous system behaves adap tively and the hypothesis that it is essentiaIly mechanistic; it proceeds on the assumption that these two data are not irrecon cilable. It attempts to deduce from the observed facts what sort of a mechanism it must be that behaves so differently from any machinc made so far. Other proposed solutions have usuaIly left open the question whether so me different theory might not fit the facts equaIly weIl: I have attempted to deduce what is necessary, what properties the nervous system must have if it is to behave at once mechanisticaIly and adaptively. For the deduction to be rigorous, an adequately developed logic of mechanism is essential. Until recently, discussions of mechan ism were carried on almost entirely in terms of so me particular embodiment-the mechanical, the electronic, the neuronie, and so on. Those days are past. There now exists a weIl-developed logic of pure mechanism, rigorous as geometry, and likely to play the same fundamental part, in our understanding of the complex systems of biology, that geometry does in astronomy. Only by the dcvelopment of this basic logic has thc work in this book been made possible
Introduction to cybernetics by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

125 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kniha anglického neurologa a psychiatra uvádí do problematiky nové vědecké disciplíny o obecných zákonitostech procesů řízení a procesů přenosu, zpracování a zachování informací, od výkladu základních pojmů až k otázkám zpětné vazby, stability, regulace, ultrastability, informace, kódování, šumu atd. Matematika je omezena na elementární algebru
Automata studies by Claude Elwood Shannon( Book )

12 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in English and Italian and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book description for the forthcoming "Automata Studies. (AM-34)" is not yet available
An introduction to cybernetics by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

39 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanism; The determinate machine; The machine with input; Stability; The black box; Variety; Quantity of variety; Transmission of variety; Incessant transmission; Regulation and control; Regulation in biological systems; Requisite variety; The error-controlled regulator; Regulating the very large system; Amplifying regulation
The Process of model-building in the behavioral sciences by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and Spanish and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Design for a brain by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

54 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives cybernétiques en psychophysiologie by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

11 editions published in 1951 in French and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trends in general systems theory by George J Klir( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical and general aspects; Contemporary systems problems: the social context; Formal theories of general systems: a description of some inductive and deductive approaches; Various aspects of formal systems theories
Mechanisms of intelligence : Ashby's writings on cybernetics by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to cybernetics by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

18 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a PDF version of "Introduction to Cybernetics," written by W. Ross Ashby and provided by Principia Cybernetica. Includes references, online exercises, ordering information for the print version, and related discussion areas
Induction: some current issues by Henry Ely Kyburg( Book )

6 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Automata studies by Claude Elwood Shannon( Book )

13 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einführung in die Kybernetik by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducción a la cibernética by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1977 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progetto per un cervello by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mo kong xue by Ya shi bai( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of abnormal psychology by Perry London( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to cybernetics by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Automata studies by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mechanisms of intelligence by W. Ross Ashby( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ashby, Ross

Ashby, Ross 1903-1972

Ashby, W.R.

Ashby, W. R. 1903-1972

Ashby, W. R. (William Ross), 1903-1972

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Ėšbi, V. Ross 1903-1972

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Ross Ashby, William 1903-1972

Ross Ėšby, V. 1903-1972

W. Ross Ashby britischer Psychiater

W. Ross Ashby British psychiatrist

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William Ross Ashby Brits socioloog (1903-1972)

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アシュビー, W. R.

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