Canonical Models and the Law of Requisite Variety

Casti, J.L. (1985). Canonical Models and the Law of Requisite Variety. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-86-001. Reprinted from Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 46(4):455-459 [1985] 10.1007/BF00939150.

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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: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Uncontrolled Keywords: Requisite variety; Canonical systems; Reachability; Observability
Research Programs: Science & Technology Program (STY)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:55
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:12

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