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The Resource Energy, information, feedback, adaptation, and self-organization : the fundamental elements of life and society, Spyros G. Tzafestas

Energy, information, feedback, adaptation, and self-organization : the fundamental elements of life and society, Spyros G. Tzafestas

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Energy, information, feedback, adaptation, and self-organization : the fundamental elements of life and society
Title
Energy, information, feedback, adaptation, and self-organization
Title remainder
the fundamental elements of life and society
Statement of responsibility
Spyros G. Tzafestas
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This unique book offers a comprehensive and integrated introduction to the five fundamental elements of life and society: energy, information, feedback, adaptation, and self-organization. It is divided into two parts. Part I is concerned with energy (definition, history, energy types, energy sources, environmental impact); thermodynamics (laws, entropy definitions, energy, branches of thermodynamics, entropy interpretations, arrow of time); information (communication and transmission, modulation-demodulation, coding-decoding, information theory, information technology, information science, information systems); feedback control (history, classical methodologies, modern methodologies); adaptation (definition, mechanisms, measurement, complex adaptive systems, complexity, emergence); and self-organization (definitions/opinions, self-organized criticality, cybernetics, self-organization in complex adaptive systems, examples in nature). In turn, Part II studies the roles, impacts, and applications of the five above-mentioned elements in life and society, namely energy (biochemical energy pathways, energy flows through food chains, evolution of energy resources, energy and economy); information (information in biology, biocomputation, information technology in office automation, power generation/distribution, manufacturing, business, transportation), feedback (temperature, water, sugar and hydrogen ion regulation, autocatalysis, biological modeling, control of hard/technological and soft/managerial systems), adaptation and self-organization (ecosystems, climate change, stock market, knowledge management, man-made self-organized controllers, traffic lights control)."--
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1939-
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Tzafestas, S. G.
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Intelligent systems, control and automation : science and engineering
Series volume
volume 90
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  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Control
  • Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building
  • Complexity
  • Energy, general
  • Communications Engineering, Networks
  • Bioinformatics
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Energy, information, feedback, adaptation, and self-organization : the fundamental elements of life and society, Spyros G. Tzafestas
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Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 12, 2018)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Life and Human Society: The Five Fundamental Elements -- Chapter 2. Energy I: General Issues -- Chapter 3. Energy II: Thermodynamics -- Chapter 4. Information I: Communication, Transmission, and Information Theory -- Chapter 5. Information II: Science, Technology, and Systems -- Chapter 6. Feedback and Control I: History and Classical Methodologies -- Chapter 7. Feedback and Control II: Modern Methodologies -- Chapter 8. Adaptation, Complexity, and Complex Adaptive Systems -- Chapter 9. Self-Organization -- Chapter 10. Energy in Life and Society -- Chapter 11. Information in Life and Society -- Chapter 12. Feedback Control in Life and Society -- Chapter 13.Adaptation and Self-Organization in Life and Society
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319669991
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-66999-1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1018307647
  • (OCoLC)1018307647
Label
Energy, information, feedback, adaptation, and self-organization : the fundamental elements of life and society, Spyros G. Tzafestas
Publication
Copyright
Note
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 12, 2018)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Life and Human Society: The Five Fundamental Elements -- Chapter 2. Energy I: General Issues -- Chapter 3. Energy II: Thermodynamics -- Chapter 4. Information I: Communication, Transmission, and Information Theory -- Chapter 5. Information II: Science, Technology, and Systems -- Chapter 6. Feedback and Control I: History and Classical Methodologies -- Chapter 7. Feedback and Control II: Modern Methodologies -- Chapter 8. Adaptation, Complexity, and Complex Adaptive Systems -- Chapter 9. Self-Organization -- Chapter 10. Energy in Life and Society -- Chapter 11. Information in Life and Society -- Chapter 12. Feedback Control in Life and Society -- Chapter 13.Adaptation and Self-Organization in Life and Society
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319669991
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-66999-1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1018307647
  • (OCoLC)1018307647

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