Accession Number : AD0634283

Title :   INVESTIGATIONS IN THE FIELD OF RELATED BIOLOGY

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 1963-31 Mar 1965

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV IL

Personal Author(s) : Rosen, Robert

PDF Url : AD0634283

Report Date : 31 Mar 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The studies are concerned with the structure and properties of a class of relational models of simple organisms. Some important problems relating to the behavior of these systems in altering environments are related to the properties of associated sequential machines and thence to control problems in dynamical systems. Questions of realizability of these abstract systems are considered in some detail, and the formulation of a general optimality principle, which would allow us to relate the abstract model to specific physico-chemical realizations (i.e., real organisms) is discussed. Some implications of this study, both for important problems in biology, and for the study of nonbiological (i.e., engineering or extrater-restrial) realizations of biological organizations are described.

Descriptors :   *BIONICS, *BIOPHYSICS, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), AUTOMATIC, BIOLOGY, GENETICS, MAPPING(TRANSFORMATIONS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, METABOLISM, OPTIMIZATION, THEORY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Numerical Mathematics
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE