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Wiener, Norbert 1894-1964

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Works: 521 works in 2,121 publications in 14 languages and 29,759 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Creator, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, 070
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Cybernetics; or, Control and communication in the animal and the machine by Norbert Wiener( Book )

209 editions published between 1946 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 2,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed one of the "seminal books ... comparable in ultimate importance to ... Galileo or Malthus or Rousseau or Mill", Cybernetics was judged by twenty-seven historians, economists, educators, and philosophers to be one of those books published during the "past four decades," which may have a substantial impact on public thought and action in the years ahead."--Saturday Review
The human use of human beings : cybernetics and society by Norbert Wiener( Book )

150 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Only a few books stand as landmarks in social and scientific upheaval. Norbert Wiener's classic is one in that small company. Founder of the science of cybernetics--the study of the relationship between computers and the human nervous system--Wiener was widely misunderstood as one who advocated the automation of human life. As this book reveals, his vision was much more complex and interesting. He hoped that machines would release people from relentless and repetitive drudgery in order to achieve more creative pursuits. At the same time he realized the danger of dehumanizing and displacement. His book examines the implications of cybernetics for education, law, language, science, technology, as he anticipates the enormous impact--in effect, a third industrial revolution--that the computer has had on our lives."--Back cover
God and Golem, inc. : a comment on certain points where cybernetics impinges on religion by Norbert Wiener( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new and rapidly growing field of communication sciences owes as much to Norbert Wiener as to any one man. He coined the word for it—cybernetics. In God & Golem, Inc. , the author concerned himself with major points in cybernetics which are relevant to religious issues.The first point he considers is that of the machine which learns. While learning is a property almost exclusively ascribed to the self-conscious living system, a computer now exists which not only can be programmed to play a game of checkers, but one which can "learn" from its past experience and improve on its own game. For a time, the machine was able to beat its inventor at checkers. "It did win," writes the author, "and it did learn to win; and the method of its learning was no different in principle from that of the human being who learns to play checkers. A second point concerns machines which have the capacity to reproduce themselves. It is our commonly held belief that God made man in his own image. The propagation of the race may also be interpreted as a function in which one living being makes another in its own image. But the author demonstrates that man has made machines which are "very well able to make other machines in their own image," and these machine images are not merely pictorial representations but operative images. Can we then say: God is to Golem as man is to Machines? in Jewish legend, golem is an embryo Adam, shapeless and not fully created, hence a monster, an automation.The third point considered is that of the relation between man and machine. The concern here is ethical. "render unto man the things which are man's and unto the computer the things which are the computer's," warns the author. In this section of the book, Dr. Wiener considers systems involving elements of man and machine. The book is written for the intellectually alert public and does not involve any highly technical knowledge. It is based on lectures given at Yale, at the Société Philosophique de Royaumont, and elsewhere
Invention : the care and feeding of ideas by Norbert Wiener( )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Chinese and held by 1,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Internationally honored for brilliant achievements throughout his career, author of Cybernetics, ExProdigy, and the essay God and Golem, Inc., which won the National Book Award in 1964, Norbert Wiener was no ordinary mathematician. With the ability to understand how things worked or might work at a very deep level, he linked his own mathematics to engineering and provided basic ideas for the design of all sorts of inventions, from radar to communications networks to computers to artificial limbs. Wiener had an abiding concern about the ethics guiding applications of theories he and other scientists developed. Years after he died, the manuscript for this book was discovered among his papers. The world of science has changed greatly since Wiener's day, and much of the change has been in the direction he warned against. Now published for the first time, this book can be read as a salutary corrective from the past and a chance to rethink the components of an environment that encourages inventiveness.Wiener provides an engagingly written insider's understanding of the history of discovery and invention, emphasizing the historical circumstances that foster innovations and allow their application. His message is that truly original ideas cannot be produced on an assembly line, and that their consequences are often felt only at distant times and places. The intellectual and technological environment has to be right before the idea can blossom. The best course for society is to encourage the best minds to pursue the most interesting topics, and to reward them for the insights they produce. Wiener's comments on the problem of secrecy and the importance of the "free-lance" scientist are particularly pertinent today. Steve Heims provides a brief history of Wiener's literary output and reviews his contributions to the field of invention and discovery. In addition, Heims suggests significant ways in which Wiener's ideas still apply to dilemmas facing the scientific and engineering communities of the 1990s." --Descripción del editor
The Fourier integral, and certain of its applications by Norbert Wiener( Book )

84 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is concerned principally with the Plancherel and Tauber theories as modified by other workers in the field, notably Wiener himself. Based on a course of lectures delivered at the University of Cambridge in 1932, it is divided into three separate groups of ideas. The first group deals with the Fourier transform and the Plancherel theorem. The second group treats the notion of an absolutely convergent Fourier series and of a Tauberian theorem. In the last group, Wiener deals with the concept of the spectrum. The final chapter is a lucid eposition of general harmonic analysis
Extrapolation, interpolation, and smoothing of stationary time series, with engineering applications by Norbert Wiener( Book )

91 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has been the opinion of many that Wiener will be remembered for his Extrapolation long after Cybernetics is forgotten. Indeed few computer-science students would know today what cybernetics is all about, while every communication student knows what Wiener's filter is. The work was circulated as a classified memorandum in 1942, as it was connected with sensitive war-time efforts to improve radar communication. This book became the basis for modern communication theory, by a scientist considered one of the founders of the field of artifical intelligence. Combining ideas from statistics and time-series analysis, Wiener used Gauss's method of shaping the characteristic of a detector to allow for the maximal recognition of signals in the presence of noise. This method came to be known as the "Wiener filter."
Nonlinear problems in random theory by Norbert Wiener( Book )

54 editions published between 1958 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The random function of time and phase; Homogeneous polynomial functionals and their averages; Orthogonal functions; Orthogonal functions and autocorrelation functions; Application to frequency modulation problems; Application to the study of brain waves, random time, and coupled oscillators; Some thoughts on quantum theory; Nonlinear systems; Coding; Decoding; A new approach to statistical mechanics
Fourier transforms in the complex domain by Raymond E. A. C Paley( Book )

60 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new filling proves to be a radio receiver that can also tune in on people's thoughts, and a boy too small for the football team saves the big game
Selected papers of Norbert Wiener, including Generalized harmonic analysis and Tauberian theorems by Norbert Wiener( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and Italian and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nerve, brain and memory models by Norbert Wiener( Book )

29 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in 6 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nerve, Brain and Memory Models
Differential space, quantum systems, and prediction by Norbert Wiener( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cybernetics of the nervous system by Norbert Wiener( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cybernetics of the Nervous system
Generalized harmonic analysis, and Tauberian theorems by Norbert Wiener( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am a mathematician, the later life of a prodigy; an autobiographical account of the mature years and career of Norbert Wiener and a continuation of the account of his childhood in Ex-prodigy by Norbert Wiener( Book )

30 editions published between 1956 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Norbert Wiener : a centennial symposium in honor of the 100th anniversary of Norbert Wiener's birth, October 8-14, 1994, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts by Daniel W Stroock( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of cybernetics: a tribute to Dr. Norbert Wiener by Norbert Wiener( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and German and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical philosophy and foundations; potential theory; Brownian movement, Wiener integrals, ergodic and chaos theories, turbulence and statistical mechanics by Norbert Wiener( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operational circuit analysis by Vannevar Bush( Book )

16 editions published between 1929 and 1951 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tempter by Norbert Wiener( Book )

9 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mensch und Menschmaschine; Kybernetik und Gesellschaft by Norbert Wiener( Book )

21 editions published between 1952 and 1974 in German and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cybernetics; or, Control and communication in the animal and the machine
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The human use of human beings : cybernetics and societyGod and Golem, inc. : a comment on certain points where cybernetics impinges on religionInvention : the care and feeding of ideasThe Fourier integral, and certain of its applicationsExtrapolation, interpolation, and smoothing of stationary time series, with engineering applicationsNerve, brain and memory modelsCybernetics of the nervous systemI am a mathematician, the later life of a prodigy; an autobiographical account of the mature years and career of Norbert Wiener and a continuation of the account of his childhood in Ex-prodigyThe legacy of Norbert Wiener : a centennial symposium in honor of the 100th anniversary of Norbert Wiener's birth, October 8-14, 1994, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Vine, Norbert, 1894-1964

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Vineris, N. 1894-1964 (Norbert)

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Vīners, N. (Norberts), 1894-1964

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Νόρμπερτ Βίνερ Αμερικανός μαθηματικός

Виенер Норберт

Винер

Винер Н.

Винер, Н. (Норберт)

Винер Норберт

Винер, Норберт 1894-1964

Норберт Винер

Норберт Винер американский учёный, выдающийся математик и философ, основоположник кибернетики и теории искусственного интеллекта

Норберт Вінер

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ווינר, נורברט בן ליאו

וינר, נרוברט

נורברט וינר מתמטיקאי אמריקאי

نوربرت فينر رياضياتي أمريكي

نوربرت وینر ریاضیدان آمریکایی

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नॉर्बर्ट वीनर

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노버트 위너

위너, 노버트 1894-1964

ウィーナー, ノーバート

ウイーナー, ノーバート

ノーバート・ウィーナー

諾伯特·維納 美國數學家

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