IEEE Transactions on Systems Science and Cybernetics

Issue 1 • Nov. 1965

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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Systems Science and Cybernetics Group

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): c2
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  • An Editorial Policy for the Transactions of G-SSC

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): 1
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  • Why Systems Science and Cybernetics?

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Systems Engineering from an Engineering Viewpoint

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):4 - 8
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    This paper considers various ways of defining systems engineering and surveys the systems engineering process. Part of the process is then applied to the problem of the Systems Science Committee. View full abstract»

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  • Systems Theory from an Operations Research Point of View

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):9 - 13
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    Operations Research's interest in systems is confined to normative aspects of systems which are at least partially self-controllable. A mathematical scheme is developed for representing the structure and behavior of such systems. By use of this scheme it is possible to isolate and measure inefficiencies caused by structure, communications, decision making, and by any combination of these. The effe... View full abstract»

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  • Review of Design Optimization Techniques

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):14 - 20
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    The process of finding the optimum design of a complex system involves the use of a great deal of human judgment. From the dawn of civilization, man has, by judgment alone, produced designs close to being optimum. Today, the engineer has the fantastically powerful tool of the digital computer to help him with design problems. But it must always be borne in mind that the computer is no more than a ... View full abstract»

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  • Application of Dynamic Programming to Routing Problems

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):21 - 26
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    Dynamic programming is applicable to routing problems where the objective is to find the route between two points which will minimize some cost function. Although the computational procedure to find the solution to routing problems is more complex than for the majority of dynamic programming problems, solution algorithms are available and can be readily applied. Such an algorithm is presented; and... View full abstract»

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  • A Survey of Systems Science Education

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):26 - 31
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    Systems science means many things to many people. This paper surveys various aspects of education labelled systems science. It reviews the literature in the field and reviews sample course and program offerings. Examination of this material indicates a lack of agreement among practitioners of systems science education and indeed casts doubt upon whether systems science is a unique science at all. ... View full abstract»

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  • Simplified Reliability Calculations for Complicated Systems

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):31 - 36
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    This paper discusses methods for calculating reliability and availability of systems. The example used assumes the exponential distribution, but the method of Section III is even more useful in other cases. Well-known general methods are briefly reviewed in Section II. A little-used but sometimes highly practical method is presented in Sections III and IV for use when the time period involved is (... View full abstract»

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  • Bayesian Decision Models for System Engineering

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):36 - 40
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    This paper shows how modern developments in statistical decision theory can be applied to a typical systems engineering problem. The problem is how to design an experiment to evaluate a reliability parameter for a device and then make a decision about whether to accept a contract for the development and maintenance of a system of these devices. We introduce the concept of subjective probability di... View full abstract»

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  • Mathematical Models of Socio-Economic Systems: An Example

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):41 - 45
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    This paper uses a specific example of a relatively simple socio-economic system to demonstrate a methodology for developing state models of socio-economic systems in terms of the structural features of the system. Numerical values of the parameters in the resulting model are either determined from past records of the organization or are obtainable from surveys. A computer solution is presented to ... View full abstract»

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  • A Computer Experiment in Elementary Social Behavior

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):45 - 51
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    This paper describes a computer simulation study of role conflict using Homunculus, an operating computer model based on George Homans' theory of elementary social behavior. The role conflict data selected for simulation come from the senior author's questionnaire study of the impact of personal preference and reference-group pressures on decisions concerning role performance. Three variations of ... View full abstract»

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  • Crisiscom: A Computer Simulation of Human Information Processing during a Crisis

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):52 - 58
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    Crisiscom is a computer representation of a set of human decision makers who process information, and of the exchanges of information among them. Information is generated by each simulated human from imbalances among the cognitive elements and relations which comprise his system. The total information generated within the set is too great for any one human being to incorporate. Crises are characte... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive Representations for Pattern Recognition

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):59 - 66
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    An adaptive method of generating a set of correlation patterns for measuring the characteristics of unknown patterns is discussed. The correlation patterns change with time to follow slow changes in the configuration of the inputs so that they remain optimum for the most recent inputs. The relationship between the changing set of measurement patterns and the actual identification process is discus... View full abstract»

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  • Wiener's Nonlinear Expansion Procedure Applied to Cybernetic Problems

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):67 - 74
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    In an earlier paper, the author showed how Wiener's Hermite-Laguerre expansion procedure for synthesizing nonlinear functionals could be used to synthesize decision functions for a broad class of continuous stochastic inputs. Furthermore, self-adaptive or learning properties were noted. In the present paper, the relevance of this procedure to cybernetic problems is discussed. In particular, the pr... View full abstract»

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  • Nonlinear Servoanalysis of Human Lens Accommodation

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):75 - 83
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    A servoanalysis of the feedback control system for lens accommodation has been based upon experimental evidence designed to explore the nonlinear properties. Because these nonlinearities are essential to the functioning of the system, a describing function approach was employed. Computation served to obtain open-loop characteristics. The transfer function of the linear part is F( s) = 4 ( 1 + 0.15... View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s):84 - 86
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  • Announcement

    Publication Year: 1965, Page(s): 87
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