The Sciences of the Artificial / Edition 2

The Sciences of the Artificial / Edition 2

by Herbert A. Simon
     
 

Continuing his exploration of the organization of complexity and the science of design, this new edition of Herbert Simon's classic work on artificial intelligence adds a chapter that sorts out the current themes and tools—chaos, adaptive systems, genetic algorithms—for analyzing complexity and complex systems.See more details below

Overview

Continuing his exploration of the organization of complexity and the science of design, this new edition of Herbert Simon's classic work on artificial intelligence adds a chapter that sorts out the current themes and tools—chaos, adaptive systems, genetic algorithms—for analyzing complexity and complex systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262690737
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
04/30/1981
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Second Edition
1Understanding the Natural and Artificial Worlds1
2Economic Rationality: Adaptive Artifice25
3The Psychology of Thinking: Embedding Artifice in Nature51
4Remembering and Learning: Memory as Environment for Thought85
5The Science of Design: Creating the Artificial111
6Social Planning: Designing the Evolving Artifact139
7Alternative Views of Complexity169
8The Architecture of Complexity: Hierarchic Systems183
Name Index217
Subject Index221

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