A Cybernetic View of Biological Growth by Stebbing

By Stebbing

Maia is the tale of an idea, and its improvement right into a operating speculation, that gives a cybernetic interpretation of ways progress is managed. development on the lowest point is managed by way of regulating the speed of development. entry to the output of keep an eye on mechanisms is equipped by way of perturbing the growing to be organism, after which filtering out the results to progress price. The output of the expansion regulate mechanism is then obtainable 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 progress. The account starts off with an advent to cybernetics overlaying the rules of development and inhabitants elevate in animals and guy and describes this new method of entry the regulate of development strategies. This ebook is acceptable for postgraduate scholars of organic cybernetics and researchers of organic progress, endocrinology, inhabitants ecology and toxicology.

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