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The Resource Signals and boundaries : building blocks for complex adaptive systems, John H. Holland, (electronic book)

Signals and boundaries : building blocks for complex adaptive systems, John H. Holland, (electronic book)

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Signals and boundaries : building blocks for complex adaptive systems
Title
Signals and boundaries
Title remainder
building blocks for complex adaptive systems
Statement of responsibility
John H. Holland
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Complex adaptive systems (cas), including ecosystems, governments, biological cells, and markets, are characterized by intricate hierarchical arrangements of boundaries and signals. In ecosystems, for example, niches act as semi-permeable boundaries, and smells and visual patterns serve as signals; governments have departmental hierarchies with memoranda acting as signals; and so it is with other cas. Despite a wealth of data and descriptions concerning different cas, there remain many unanswered questions about "steering" these systems. In Signals and Boundaries, John Holland argues that understanding the origin of the intricate signal/border hierarchies of these systems is the key to answering such questions. He develops an overarching framework for comparing and steering cas through the mechanisms that generate their signal/boundary hierarchies. Holland lays out a path for developing the framework that emphasizes agents, niches, theory, and mathematical models. He discusses, among other topics, theory construction; signal-processing agents; networks as representations of signal/boundary interaction; adaptation; recombination and reproduction; the use of tagged urn models (adapted from elementary probability theory) to represent boundary hierarchies; finitely generated systems as a way to tie the models examined into a single framework; the framework itself, illustrated by a simple finitely generated version of the development of a multi-celled organism; and Markov processes
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1929-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holland, John H.
Dewey number
003
Index
index present
LC call number
TJ217
LC item number
.H644 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Adaptive control systems
  • Adaptation (Biology)
  • Signals and signaling
Label
Signals and boundaries : building blocks for complex adaptive systems, John H. Holland, (electronic book)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roles of signals and boundaries -- Theory and models: general principles -- Agents and signal processing -- Networks and flows -- Adaptation -- Recombination and reproduction -- Urn models of boundaries -- Boundary hierarchies -- The evolution of niches, a first look -- Language: grammars and niches -- Grammars as finitely generated systems -- An overarching signal/boundary framework -- A dynamic generated system model of ontogeny -- A complete dynamic generated system for signal/boundary studies -- Mathematical models of generated structures -- A short version of the whole
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IEEEMIT801409259
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780262017831
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613806390
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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ocn801409259
Label
Signals and boundaries : building blocks for complex adaptive systems, John H. Holland, (electronic book)
Publication
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
Roles of signals and boundaries -- Theory and models: general principles -- Agents and signal processing -- Networks and flows -- Adaptation -- Recombination and reproduction -- Urn models of boundaries -- Boundary hierarchies -- The evolution of niches, a first look -- Language: grammars and niches -- Grammars as finitely generated systems -- An overarching signal/boundary framework -- A dynamic generated system model of ontogeny -- A complete dynamic generated system for signal/boundary studies -- Mathematical models of generated structures -- A short version of the whole
Control code
IEEEMIT801409259
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262017831
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613806390
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn801409259

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