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Part-function
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Ross indexed the following pages under the keyword: "Part-function".

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 Part-function defined 1207 1208
 Summary: We have a right to expect that normal equilibrium will be commoner than other sorts Part-function further discussionStep function in substitutionSubstitution (mathematical) part-function in 1259 1260
 Part-function definedStep function defined Summary: We have got a grip of "part-function", finding that it depends simply on zero values of dxi/dt. 1281 1282

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 Diagram of immediate effects (D.I.E.) part-function inPart-function effect on D.I.E. (diagram of immediate effects) 2577 2578
 Part-function necessary in environment 2629 2630

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 Environment for survivalPart-function Eddington on Quotations [11]: Quotation by Eddington on the distribution of part-functions, 2917. Absolute system transition testTransition probability 2917 2918
 DAMS (Dispersive and Multistable System) [3]: How to design and build a multistable system. 2950. Its value basis, 2953. Summary: Elementary features of my new machine. (See 2955) (changed to 3042)Neon lampPart-function given by value 2953 2954
 Summary: A display for the new machine. DAMS (Dispersive and Multistable System) [4]: Display for DAMS, 3001. Summary: A simple and well known example of a system of part-functions.Part-function heap of twigs 3001 3002

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 Part-function that 'locks'Resting state of a partStimulus effect on multistable systems Summary: On the chance that a disturbance should alter the resting state of some part. (3272) DAMS (Dispersive and Multistable System) [70]: Effect of surrounding variables on resistance of a part to a stimulus that would force it to another resting state. 3146. (Theory of DAMS.) 3145 3146
 Dispersion examples Constancy and networkNetwork cut up by constanciesPart-function in network 3305 3306
 Summary: Pneumatic controllers.Part-function approximate 3315 3316
 Summary: How long should an arc be? 3511, 3514, 3557Arc multiple arcs traversing environmentOrthogonality of control Equilibrium neutral equilibrium and part-functionsPart-function neutral equation and 3487 3488
 Summary: Part-functions are apt to lead to many useless neutral equilibria. 3491 - No they are acceptable; 3495 Summary: Variable of constant intrinsic stability as part-function. (See also below)Constant intrinsic stability when part-functionPart-function if of constant intrinsic stability 3489 3490

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 Part-function transformation toTransformation to give part-functions 3758 3759
 Part-function definitionStep function improved definition 4000 4001
 Part-function properties of system with The Multistable System [44]: Sub-systems of multistable system viewed topologically, 4007. 4006 4007
 Part-function lock and key as example Summary: Examples of systems with part functions.Essential variables complexity of 4016 4017

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 Summary: Control, and part-function, in terms of set theory. 4604Part-function Step function Summary: Incentives in the ultrastable system.Incentive in societyVariable can be non-metric Society [57]: Incentives in social organisation 4603. 4602 4603

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 Summary: "System" and "machine with input" are very different.Essential variables sub-essential variables found by systemGoal and sub-goalPart-function and sub-goalSub-goal found by system Summary: Essential variables in Multistable System 5601, 5625, 5642 5578 5579
 Part-function does not imply randomness 5598 5599
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