Summary: Theorem of stacked cylindrances. (The sliced loaf) 6753 Summary: Dictum: The function of the brain is to find the complicated ways of stopping information
from flowing. But see 6832!
6741
6741+01
6742
6743
Summary: Outline of method giving work for the next twenty years. 6767
Summary: Conditioning in the homeostat, in terms of set theory. Insisting on two properties
simultaneously does not tend to make the one evoke the other.
6764
6765
Summary: Effects of selecting two properties simultaneously. Excitation and organisation
Summary: When a mapping operates (a state-determined system) either: activity goes down or
internal pattering increases. 6850, 6835. Examples: 6854 Summary: Under any (one) sequence of mappings either activity decreases or internal patterning
increases. 6777
Summary: The Poisson distribution has entropy (just under) 1 bit less than the even distribution.
6780, 6814 Summary: Entropy of ½ ± y. Entropy H(½+y,½-y)
6776
6777
Summary: One random mapping on an even (rectangular) distribution with many variables goes
almost wholly to internal constraint (transmission).
6778
6779
6780
6781
Summary: How a random mapping increases the convergence.
6782
6783
Summary: Under a random mapping, the internal transmission will rise rapidly at first, as the
distribution leaves the rectangular form; but it will soon stop increasing, and can
be expected to show no further interesting degree of increase. 6802 Entropy Bent's book Second Law (of thermodynamics) Bent's book
Summary: Thinly connected nets converge faster. If... Nothing can be inferred about two being easier than three unless we add an assumption
about the zeroness of higher order interactions (independence of higher order probabilities.) Convergence (of lines of behaviour) in net Mapping convergence in net Network convergence in
Summary: Any memory-determined system (more than one state back) must show ever-increasing
constraint over the successive memory spans. Memory and increase Pattern (in general) exchange with memory
Summary: Cylindrance of a needle-pierced rectangular set equals the needle's base.
6904
6905
Summary: Studying mechanisms that are "dynamic" demands far more information than those that
are more of the "static" type. Dynamic system information in, v. static Information dynamic versus static systems
Summary: A start to the difficult problem of the mapping that conserve rectangularity. Question improper
Summary: As many people, trained on simple systems, will start by asking the wrong questions,
the cybernetician must be well educated in recognising wrongness.
Summary: The brain's job is to carry, as information for coordination, only what cannot be
carried by the environment. The size of our brain reflects only the deficiency of
the environment.
6912
6913
Summary: Worked out examples of how to make the enemy work as ship-to-ship transmitter.
Summary: Conant's measures H^{L},T^{L},Q^{L} have the freedom from absolute value called for in the "Bio Science" paper. InformationConant's H^{L},T^{L},Q^{L} Library retrieval equals theorem-proving Theorem theorem proving equals information retrieval TransmissionConant's T^{L}
Summary: (1) The "transmissions" require for coordination can always be achieved - method given.
(2) The whole flow of information can be analysed by the methods of book-keeping.
Another analysis: 6997 Analysis of information flow Coordination minimal information for Information partitioned Partition of information flows Transmission minimal, in coordination