Concrete State of A System
Information is a function of the components of the state of the environment that are relevant for purposeful actions performed by a superior system in the environment (definition (1.1.1)). Therefore, any systematic analysis of information must be based on a description of the states of objects the information is about. Deciding which components of the state of environment are relevant for a given activity and how they should be described may be also called problem of building a model of the external world that is suitable for the concerned activity. Several examples of choosing state components that are relevant for working information processing were given in the previous chapter.
KeywordsExternal State Potential Form State Component Instantaneous State Pulse Response
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