The Magical Number Three--Plus or Minus Zero

  • Author Warfield, John N.
  • Publisher Cybernetics & Systems: An International Journal (R. Trappl, ed.) v19 (1988) 339-358. Published online by Taylor & Francis, DOI:10.1080/01969728808902173

The work of George Miller and H. A. Simon is reinterpreted from the perspective of mathematical logic, showing substantive reason for the conclusion that three is the 'magical number,' especially in system design theory. For the transparencies to accompany this lecture, see "The Magical Number Three--Plus or Minus Zero (transparencies)." Presented at the International Conference of Society for General Systems Research, 1-6 June 1987, Budapest, Hungary.

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