Electrical ANN Circuits (1-ports) and Schrödinger's "What is Life?"

Conference: NDES 2012 - Nonlinear Dynamics of Electronic Systems
07/11/2012 - 07/13/2012 at Wolfenbüttel, Germany

Proceedings: NDES 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Gluskin, Emanuel (Ort Braude College (Carmiel) and the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee. Israel)

The motivation for the present work came from the book [1], "What is Life?", in which (Chpt. 6 for details and the Preface) Erwin Schrödinger argues (see http://whatislife.stanford.edu/LoCo_files/What-is- Life.pdf) that the decrease of the entropy, and not the energy supply, is the most important aspect of our feeding (eating). Regarding this stress on the preservation of structure, which is discussed in [1] strongly but intuitively, without any structural entropy defined, we suggest a very simple modeling representing some circuits by means of 1-ports. Using, as in [1], very little of biological information, we apply the algebraic concept of ideal that represents here the preservation of a certain type of the structure, which seems to fit both the growing (or surviving) biological structures, and the "Thevenin contraction" of circuits. We also extend the scope of vision suggested in [1] by observing that our informational "feeding" and "digestion" are not less important than the physiological ones, and if this "feeding" is not proper, or this "digestion" is not possible, this causes health (mental) problems. As the result of this position, the not-understood recent "days of violence" are seen here as an almost natural human response to the information that is given by radio, TV, etc., in such a form that it cannot be normally treated, i.e. it cannot order (or be ordered in) our mind. The volume of the excited part of the brain and the entropy of the logical system treating the information received, are thus strongly increased. This extension of [1] makes the unique outlook on life, suggested some 70 years ago, more adjusted to the problems of modern life, more system-oriented and instructive.