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› Find signed collectible books: 'Cybernetics, Second Edition: or the Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine'
Acclaimed one of the "seminal books... comparable in ultimate importance to... Galileo or Malthus or Rousseau or Mill", Cybernetics was judged by twenty-seven historians, economists, educators, and philosophers to be one of those books published during the "past four decades," which may have a substantial impact on public thought and action in the years ahead.
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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After World War II, communication and control engineering reached a high level of development. The next step may be the recasting and unifying of the theories of control and communication in the machine and in the animal on a statistical basis. This monograph represents one phase of the new theory pertaining to the methods and techniques in the design of communications; it was first published during the war as a classified report to the National Defense Research Committee. It is an attempt to unite the theory and practice of two fields of work that are of vital importance and have a complete natural methodological unity, although they draw their inspiration from two entirely distinct traditions and are widely different in their vocabulary and the training of their personneltime series in statistics and communication engineering.
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It has been the opinion of many that Wiener will be remembered for his Extrapolation long after Cybernetics is forgotten. Indeed few computer-science students would know today what cybernetics is all about, while every communication student knows what Wiener's filter is. The work was circulated as a classified memorandum in 1942, as it was connected with sensitive war-time efforts to improve radar communication. This book became the basis for modern communication theory, by a scientist considered one of the founders of the field of artifical intelligence. Combining ideas from statistics and time-series analysis, Wiener used Gauss's method of shaping the characteristic of a detector to allow for the maximal recognition of signals in the presence of noise. This method came to be known as the "Wiener filter."
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The book was written from lectures given at the University of Cambridge and maintains throughout a high level of rigour whilst remaining a highly readable and lucid account. Topics covered include the Planchard theory of the existence of Fourier transforms of a function of L2 and Tauberian theorems. The influence of G. H. Hardy is apparent from the presence of an application of the theory to the prime number theorems of Hadamard and de la Vallee Poussin. Both pure and applied mathematicians will welcome the reissue of this classic work. For this reissue, Professor Kahane's Foreword briefly describes the genesis of Wiener's work and its later significance to harmonic analysis and Brownian motion.
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Book by Paley, Raymond Edward Alan Christopher, Wiener, Norbert
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The new and rapidly growing field of communication sciences owes as much to Norbert Wiener as to any one man. He coined the word for it--cybernetics. In God & Golem, Inc., the author concerned himself with major points in cybernetics which are relevant to religious issues.The first point he considers is that of the machine which learns. While learning is a property almost exclusively ascribed to the self-conscious living system, a computer now exists which not only can be programmed to play a game of checkers, but one which can "learn" from its past experience and improve on its own game. For a time, the machine was able to beat its inventor at checkers. "It did win," writes the author, "and it did learn to win; and the method of its learning was no different in principle from that of the human being who learns to play checkers.A second point concerns machines which have the capacity to reproduce themselves. It is our commonly held belief that God made man in his own image. The propagation of the race may also be interpreted as a function in which one living being makes another in its own image. But the author demonstrates that man has made machines which are "very well able to make other machines in their own image," and these machine images are not merely pictorial representations but operative images. Can we then say: God is to Golem as man is to Machines? in Jewish legend, golem is an embryo Adam, shapeless and not fully created, hence a monster, an automation.The third point considered is that of the relation between man and machine. The concern here is ethical. "render unto man the things which are man's and unto the computer the things which are the computer's," warns the author. In this section of the book, Dr. Wiener considers systems involving elements of man and machine.The book is written for the intellectually alert public and does not involve any highly technical knowledge. It is based on lectures given at Yale, at the Société Philosophique de Royaumont, and elsewhere.
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Only a few books stand as landmarks in social and scientific upheaval. Norbert Wiener's classic is one in that small company. Founder of the science of cybernetics--the study of the relationship between computers and the human nervous system--Wiener was widely misunderstood as one who advocated the automation of human life. As this book reveals, his vision was much more complex and interesting. He hoped that machines would release people from relentless and repetitive drudgery in order to achieve more creative pursuits. At the same time he realized the danger of dehumanizing and displacement. His book examines the implications of cybernetics for education, law, language, science, technology, as he anticipates the enormous impact--in effect, a third industrial revolution--that the computer has had on our lives.
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Internationally honored for brilliant achievements throughout his career, author of Cybernetics, ExProdigy, and the essay God and Golem, Inc., which won the National Book Award in 1964, Norbert Wiener was no ordinary mathematician. With the ability to understand how things worked or might work at a very deep level, he linked his own mathematics to engineering and provided basic ideas for the design of all sorts of inventions, from radar to communications networks to computers to artificial limbs. Wiener had an abiding concern about the ethics guiding applications of theories he and other scientists developed. Years after he died, the manuscript for this book was discovered among his papers. The world of science has changed greatly since Wiener's day, and much of the change has been in the direction he warned against. Now published for the first time, this book can be read as a salutary corrective from the past and a chance to rethink the components of an environment that encourages inventiveness.
Wiener provides an engagingly written insider's understanding of the history of discovery and invention, emphasizing the historical circumstances that foster innovations and allow their application. His message is that truly original ideas cannot be produced on an assembly line, and that their consequences are often felt only at distant times and places. The intellectual and technological environment has to be right before the idea can blossom. The best course for society is to encourage the best minds to pursue the most interesting topics, and to reward them for the insights they produce. Wiener's comments on the problem of secrecy and the importance of the "free-lance" scientist are particularly pertinent today.
Steve Heims provides a brief history of Wiener's literary output and reviews his contributions to the field of invention and discovery. In addition, Heims suggests significant ways in which Wiener's ideas still apply to dilemmas facing the scientific and engineering communities of the 1990s. Norbert Wiener (1894-1964) was Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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A series of lectures on the role of nonlinear processes in physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, physiology, and communication theory.From the preface:"For some time I have been interested in a group of phenomena depending upon random processes. One the one hand, I have recorded the random shot effect as a suitable input for testing nonlinear circuits. On the other hand, for some of the work that Professor W. A. Rosenblith and I have been doing concerning the nature of the electroencephalogram, and in particular of the alpha rhythm, it has occurred to me to use the model of a system of random nonlinear oscillators excited by a random input.... At the beginning we had contemplated a series of only four or five lectures. My ideas developed pari passu with the course, and by the end of the term we found ourselves with a set of fifteen lectures. The last few of these were devoted to the application of my ideas to problems in the statistical mechanics of gases. This work is both new and tentative, and I found that I had to supplement my course by the writing over of these with the help of Professer Y. W. Lee. "
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Norbert Wiener was one of the great mathematicians of this century. The Collected Works reprint all of Wiener's scientific and scholarly papers, with commentaries by prominent scholars that place them in the context of present day research. The first three volumes cover Wiener's contributions spanning numerous branches of mathematics, mathematical philosophy, relativity, and quantum mechanics. This fourth and final volume contains his work in the field he christened "cybernetics" - a synthesis of communication and control in animal, man, and machine - and its applications in engineering, neurophysiology, and in particular encephalography and sensory prosthesis. Wiener's incisive social, education, and literary essays are also included.
This volume is particularly timely in that many of today's publicly debated problems - the social and moral consequences of automation, the educational process, and the social responsibilities of scientists - were clearly foreseen by Wiener 40 years ago. The solutions he proposed then are illuminating now more than ever.
Commentaries on the papers in Volume IV are written by W. R. Ashby, J. S. Barlow, D. Bohm, J. G. Burke, B. G. Farley, D. K. Ferry, J. Garcia Ramos, E. L. Gilbert, T. Kailath, H. Lev-Ari, R. Mann, O. K. Moore, P Masani, B. R. Myers, E. Nagel, P Pay, R. S. Phillips, B. Randell, A. Rosenblueth, R. S. Rudner, R. Saeks, A. L. Samuel, H. von Foerster, M. S. Watanabe, and R. L. Wilder. Some of these commentaries are comprehensive essays on topics that Wiener's work has put on the intellectual horizon.
P Masani, University Professor of Mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, and a former collaborator of Wiener, also edited the first three volumes of the Collected Works.
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Uno de los libros que mayor influencia ha ejercido en el siglo XX, Cibernética ha sido aclamada como una obra de capital importancia (. . . ) tan sólo comparable con la de Galileo, Malthus, Rousseau o Mill.» John R. Platt, The New Yo
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En este pequeno ensayo, el famoso matematico Norbert Wiener expone los puntos principales de la cibernetica que han de preocupar a las religiones. Por ejemplo, el de la maquina que aprende o el de la maquina que tiene la capacidad de reproducirse, o sea la creencia comun de que Dios nos hizo a su semejanza.
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Als die Kybernetik vor einem halben Jahrhundert das Licht der Welt erblickte, begann eine Erfolgsgeschichte seltenen Ausmaßes. Die Hoffnungen, mit denen die Welt auf Norbert Wieners neue Universaltheorie blickte, waren groß, und sie wurden nicht enttäuscht. Kybernetik war und ist eine neue Grundwissenschaft, deren Erträge unseren technisch-praktischen Alltag ebenso bestimmen wie weite Bereiche gegenwärtiger Theorie. Zwar steht ihre Terminologie bei weitem nicht mehr so hoch im Kurs wie einst Multimedia und Cyberspace lauten die aktuellen Stichworte zum technischen Stand der Dinge. Aber auch sie machen deutlich, wie unaufhaltsam die Gegenwart einer restlosen "cybernetic culture" entgegengeht. Um deren Grundlagen verständlich zu machen, werden hier die wichtigsten der populärwissenschaftlichen Aufsätze Norbert Wieners neu versammelt und erstmals auf deutsch zugänglich gemacht.
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