Cybernetics: From Past to Future by D.a NovikovCybernetics: From Past to Future by D.a Novikov

Cybernetics: From Past to Future

byD.a Novikov

Hardcover | December 16, 2015

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This book is a concise navigator across the history of cybernetics, its state-of-the-art and prospects. The evolution of cybernetics (from N. Wiener to the present day) and the reasons of its ups and downs are presented. The correlation of cybernetics with the philosophy and methodology of control, as well as with system theory and systems analysis is clearly demonstrated.

The book presents a detailed analysis focusing on the modern trends of research in cybernetics. A new development stage of cybernetics (the so-called cybernetics 2.0) is discussed as a science on general regularities of systems organization and control. The author substantiates the topicality of elaborating a new branch of cybernetics, i.e. organization theory which studies an organization as a property, process and system.

The book is intended for theoreticians and practitioners, as well as for students, postgraduates and doctoral candidates. In the first place, the target audience includes tutors and lecturers preparing courses on cybernetics, control theory and systems science.

Title:Cybernetics: From Past to FutureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:107 pagesPublished:December 16, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319273965

ISBN - 13:9783319273969

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Cybernetics in the 20th century.- Cybernetics, Control Philosophy and Control Methodology.-  Laws, Regularities and Principles of Control.- Systems Theory and Systems Analysis. Systems Engineering.- Some Trends and Forecasts.- Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

"The book is enlightening in showing the present and the future of cybernetics, as well as in proving that cybernetics is a science that must be present in the cultural background of any CS scholar." (Corrado Mencar, Computing Reviews,, August, 2016)