Since 1960, Maxwell Maltz's Psycho-Cybernetics has sold millions of copies in dozens of editions and gained the loyalty of generations of artists, athletes, and high achievers who atrribute their success to the book's mind-conditioning program. Maltz's avowed admirers ranged from artist Salvatore Dali to first lady Nancy Reagan to actress Jane Fonda. Now -- in the only edition featuring Maltz's original, unexpuragated text -- Psycho-Cybernetics joins TarcherPerigee's highly successful line of Deluxe Editions in a keepsake volume that can be treasured for a lifetime.Psycho-Cybernetics Deluxe Edition features: shrink-wrapped, vegan-leather hardbound casing; acid-free paper; gilded page edges; ribbon place marker; o-card with vintage cover art; marbled endpapers; gold-stamped lettering on the casing; a bibliography of Maltz's work; and the original 1960 text, which is available nowhere else.
The book covers cultural orientation of cybernetics. In doing so, it aims at discussing cybernetics from the vantage point of some monumental theories like psychoanalysis, feminism and to some extent Marxism. Extending Donna Haraway the book takes an attempt to investigate if prosthesis of mind is possible. In dealing so, the politics and the power-play of cyberspace are also taken into consideration.
This book fills the gap between basic control configurations (Practical Process Control) and model predictive control (MPC). For those loops whose performance has a direct impact on plant economics or product quality, going beyond simple feedback or cascade can improve control performance, or specifically, reduce the variance about the target. However, the effort required to implement such control technology must be offset by increased economic returns from production operations. The economic aspects of the application of the various advanced control technologies are stressed throughout the book.
Vibrations and dynamic chaos are undesired phenomenon in structures as they cause the 4D. They are: disturbance, discomfort, damage and destruction of the system or the structure. For these reasons, money, time and effort are spent to eliminate or control vibrations,noise and chaos or to minimize them. The main object of this thesis is the investigation of the behavior two systems. They are simple and spring pendulums. A tuned absorber (passive control), in the transverse direction and/or the longitudinal one is connected to both systems to reduce the oscillations. Negative velocity feedback or its quadratic or cubic value is applied to the systems (active control). Also active control is applied to the systems via negative acceleration feedback or negative angular displacement or its quadratic or cubic value. Multiple scale is applied to determine approximate closed form solutions for the differential equations describing the systems. Both frequency response equations and the phase plane technique are applied to study systems stability. Optimum working conditions of both systems are extracted when applying both passive and active control, to be used in the design of such systems.
Flow control involves passive or active devices that have a beneficial change on the flow filed. A considerable amount of research has been performed using passive methods of flow control, which modify a flow without external energy expenditure. Passive techniques include geometric shaping to manipulate the pressure gradient, the use of fixed mechanical vortex generators for separation control or to enhance heat transfer and placement of longitudinal grooves or riblets on a surface to reduce drag or to produce vortices.
The topic of awareness and control is an elephant in the room in sociolinguistic research. To what extent are speakers aware of sociolinguistic variables? Are there different types or levels of awareness? Is 'control' of these variables a conscious or unconscious process, or is it some combination of the two? Are the variables we are aware of necessarily those we control, and vice versa? The extent to which speakers are aware of sociolinguistic information and use it strategically may drastically affect our understanding of the role that sociolinguistic cues play in the development of structural categories. This volume constitutes the first concerted effort to understand the nature of awareness and control using all the methodological and theoretical tools at our disposal. The contributors employ a variety of perspectives to address the relationship between awareness and control in sociolinguistic research.