Equilibrium

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These are the original index cards for the keyword "Equilibrium".

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? animals stable 601 and echo-impulses 601 necessary for existence 604 365 of a relationship 605 graph to find neutral point 609 range of 610 1074 of an animal 610

and "stimulus" 806 in a field 365 and group 812 "in exhaustion" 812 and entropy paradox 813 as vector field singularily 817 in space-time 849 by inhibition 853 by cortex 'breaking' 860 and entropy 881 in cycle 882 spread of 936 1047 of organisations 978 982 and hysteresis 397 defines a 'thing' 1091 essential definition 1091 1148 change of 1100 list of examples 1115

to two environments 1119 partial 1137 "normal" 1148 Courant's definition 1159 graduation of 1204 tends to "normal" type 1258 of system of part functions 2595 'difficulty' of 3020 'constant intrinsic' 3200 neutral equilibrium and part-functions 3488 proper definition 4595 4622 4656 3860 in regulation 4678 Riguet's definition 4741 and information 4795 "hunt and stick" as 4843 Bellman on 4914 complexity of 4914 in the hierarchy 4970 examples in geology 4060 multistable system around state of 3581 3599 number of states of 3855 neutral, in group theory 2069 as invariant 2068

in electric circuits 2320 dominant root 2072 of homeostat 2427 proportion stable 3394 effect of amplifier 3050 number of states 3504 shift by parameter 1476 and coupling 3354 of [4-point dependency figure] 2774 of [3-point dependency figure] 2776 of coupled systems 2041 in chemical systems 2130 2167 giving binary relation 5145 as noise-destroyer 5154 5249 homomorphism of 5246 randon transformation with many 5318 and transfer of "structure" 5321 in a chain of systems 5398 in parts and whole 5402 parts with one equilibrium only 5403 whole with 50% states equal 5408

probability of 5447 5504 5507 rare in equiprobable transformation 5462 can be made dense 5463 design for many equilibria 5476 rate of accumulation 5491 anatomy of cortex 5523

many necessary 6133 case of many 6157 example of coordination at 6163 independence of probability 6197 complement of ergodicity 6242 when topologies match 6250 homomorphism of equilibria 6283 and energy 6294 and directive correlation 6297 forces relation 6334 even distribution, Markov 6345

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