Stebbing's A Cybernetic View of Biological Growth PDF

By Stebbing

ISBN-10: 0521199638

ISBN-13: 9780521199636

Maia is the tale of an idea, and its improvement right into a operating speculation, that offers a cybernetic interpretation of the way progress is managed. development on the lowest point is managed via regulating the speed of progress. entry to the output of regulate mechanisms is equipped via perturbing the turning out to be organism, after which filtering out the results to progress fee. The output of the expansion keep watch over mechanism is then available for interpretation and modelling. Perturbation experiments were used to supply interpretations of hormesis, the neutralization of inhibitory load and bought tolerance to poisonous inhibition, and catch-up development. The account starts off with an creation to cybernetics masking the legislation of development and inhabitants raise in animals and guy and describes this new method of entry the regulate of development approaches. This e-book is acceptable for postgraduate scholars of organic cybernetics and researchers of organic development, endocrinology, inhabitants ecology and toxicology.

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