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IEEE Transactions on Systems Science and Cybernetics

Issue 1 • Date Aug. 1966

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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Systems Science and Cybernetics Group

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s): c2
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  • The Present Status and Trends in Systems Engineering

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):1 - 2
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    This paper is intended as an introduction to this issue which is devoted primarily to systems engineering methodology. As such, it explains the design of the issue, cites a few current events, points to the problems and opportunities of the field, and attempts to motivate further development of the field. View full abstract»

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  • General Systems and Systems Engineering

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):3 - 7
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    One of the main lines of thought in General Systems is the transfer of system concepts from one field to another. There has been fruitful application of such theoretical concepts from engineering to other fields such as biology. In this paper, an attempt is made to apply concepts from biology to the practice of systems engineering. The relation of systems engineering to other fields is discussed, ... View full abstract»

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  • The Cybernetic Viewpoint

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):7 - 8
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  • Systems Engineering in the Steel Industry

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):9 - 15
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    The American steel industry is constantly facing challenges presented by new competitive materials, rising foreign imports, increasing labor costs, and new more complex technology. Steel industry customers are demanding and receiving tighter tolerances on their steel strip, sheet, and plate products. Steel is an ancient industry, when compared to today's space industry. Simple, cheap solutions are... View full abstract»

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  • Methodological Aspects of Problem Formulation

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):16 - 22
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    Problem Formulation begins after a general, conceptual, intuitive, yet concise statement of the system project goals and boundary conditions has been made. The object of this step of a system study is to formalize the system concept, reduce its ambiguity, and derive a family of subprojects which can be subjected to engineering solutions. The major focus of interest during Problem Formulation is to... View full abstract»

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  • Information Value Theory

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):22 - 26
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    The information theory developed by Shannon was designed to place a quantitative measure on the amount of information involved in any communication. The early developers stressed that the information measure was dependent only on the probabilistic structure of the communication process. For example, if losing all your assets in the stock market and having whale steak for supper have the same proba... View full abstract»

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  • On the Prospects of a Useful Unified Theory of Value for Engineering

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):27 - 35
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    This paper begins with a general discussion of engineering decision making, works its way into contemporary value theories and their potential usefulness in engineering, and goes on to comment on the aspects and prospects of a unified theory of value useful for engineering. It is concluded that the present prospects of a unified theory of value are rather dim if one demands broad flexibility, i.e.... View full abstract»

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  • Decomposition, Coordination, and Multilevel Systems

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):36 - 40
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    General approaches to the design of hierarchical systems are indicated which are particularly relevant to problems of optimal control of discrete systems. A decomposition technique for interacting linear dynamic systems is shown to lead to an optimum 2-level technique having equivalent performance. Comments on computational algorithms for realizing this technique are included. View full abstract»

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  • Model for the Basic Oxygen Process in Steel Refining

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):41 - 44
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    The rapid adoption of the basic oxygen steelmaking process by American steelmakers has been accompanied by an increasing desire to improve control of the process. Digital computing equipment is the focal point of most efforts toward improving process control. Because of the notable lack of process feedback instrumentation, development of accurate mathematical process models is vital to the success... View full abstract»

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  • A Markov Decision Process for Economic Quality Control

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):45 - 54
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    A Markov Control Chain is developed which allows optimization of the timing of control activities and, for sample-based systems, selection of the length of sampled history upon which to base the decision to exercise control. The optimization is performed by the methods of policy iteration or linear programming and achieves minimization of the cost per unit-time of 1) the cost of output quality, 2)... View full abstract»

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  • A Unified Approach to the Synthesis of Orthonormal Exponential Functions Useful in Systems Analysis

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):54 - 62
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    A unified approach is presented for the construction of sets of orthonormal exponential functions whose elements have the properties such that: 1) their asymptotic order may be chosen arbitrarily, and 2) their poles may be real, complex, or some real and others complex. The main results are summarized as theorems and propositions in which the sets of exponentials are derived as transfer functions ... View full abstract»

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  • An Adaptive Pattern Classification System

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):62 - 67
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    Adaptive pattern classification is the assignment of patterns to classes based on typical patterns or training samples, used by the system to determine the decision procedure. The system is adaptive in the sense that the decision procedure is optimized according to some criterion of the system's performance on the training samples. An adaptive pattern classification system is described that does n... View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):68 - 69
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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s):70 - 71
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  • Announcements

    Publication Year: 1966, Page(s): 72
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