Title Page
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Copyright
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Table of Contents
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Preface
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Editor's Introduction
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Part 1: Theory and Organization of Complicated Automata
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Editorial Note
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First Lecture: Computing Machines in General
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Second Lecture: Rigorous Theories of Control and Information
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Third Lecture: Statistical Theories of Information
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Fourth Lecture: The Role of High and of Extremely High Complication
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Fifth Lecture: Re-evaluation of the Problems of Complicated Automata -- Problems of Hierarchy and Evolution
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Part Two: The Theory of Automata: Construction, Reproduction, Homogeneity
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Editorial Note
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Chapter 1: General Considerations
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Chapter 2: A System of 29 States with a General Transition Rule
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Chapter 3: Design of Some Basic Organs
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Chapter 4: Design of a Tape and its Control
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Chapter 5: Automata Self-Reproduction
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Bibliography -- Birkhoff -- Burks
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Bibliography -- Church -- Kemeny
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Bibliography -- Keynes -- Szilard
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Bibliography -- Tarski -- von Neumann
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Bibliography -- von Neumann -- von Neumann
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Bibliography -- von Neumann -- Williams
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Figures
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Figure 1
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Figure 2, 3
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Figure 4
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Figure 5
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Figure 5, part 2
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Figure 6
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Figure 7, 8
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Figure 9
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Figure 10
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Figure 11
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Figure 12
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Figure 13
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Figure 14
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Figure 15
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Figure 16
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Figure 16, part 2
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Figure 17
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Figure 18
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Figure 18, part 2
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Figure 18, part 3
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Figure 19
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Figure 19, part 2
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Figure 19, part 3
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Figure 19, part 4
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Figure 20, 21
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Figure 22
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Figure 22, part 2
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Figure 23
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Figure 24
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Figure 24, part 2
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Figure 25, 26
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Figure 27
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Figure 28
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Figure 28, part 2
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Figure 28, part 3
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Figure 29
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Figure 30
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Figure 31
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Figure 31, part 2
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Figure 31, part 3
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Figure 32
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Figure 33
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Figure 33, part 2
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Figure 34
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Figure 34, part 2
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Figure 35
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Figure 35, part 2
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Figure 36
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Figure 37
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Figure 38
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Figure 39, part a
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Figure 39, part b
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Figure 40
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Figure 41, part a
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Figure 41, part b
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Figure 41, part c
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Figure 41, part d
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Figure 41, part e
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Figure 41, part f
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Figure 42
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Figure 43
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Figure 44, 45
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Figure 46
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Figure 47
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Figure 48
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Figure 49
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Figure 50
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Figure 51
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Figure 52
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Figure 53
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Figure 54
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Figure 55
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Figure 56
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Symbol Index
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Symbol Index
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Author-Subject Index (Acoustic delay line -- Coincidence organ)
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Author-Subject Index (Collision in single reproduction -- Delay area)
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Author-Subject Index (Delay area -- Infinite cellular automata)
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Author-Subject Index (Infinite cellular automata -- Muscle organ)
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Author-Subject Index (Mutation -- Read-write-erase unit)
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Author-Subject Index (Read-write-erase unit -- States)
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Author-Subject Index (States -- Ulam)
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Author-Subject Index (Unexcitable state -- Wright)
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