Canonical models and the law of requisite variety

Casti JL (1985). Canonical models and the law of requisite variety. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications 46 (4): 455-459. DOI:10.1007/BF00939150.

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Abstract

The law of requisite variety from cybernetics is shown to be related to the reachability and observability properties of a dynamical control system. In particular, it is established that the transmission of all input variety to the system output is possible if and only if the system is canonical, i.e., completely reachable and completely observable.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Science & Technology Program (STY)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2016 11:56
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2016 11:56
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12724

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