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Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems

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ISBN-10: 1402015682

ISBN-13: 9781402015687

Edition: 2003

Authors: James Nation, Irina Trofimova, John D. Rand, William Sulis

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A cutting-edge survey of formal methods directed specifically at dealing with the deep mathematical problems engendered by the study of developing systems, in particular dealing with developing phase spaces, changing components, structures and functionalities, and the problem of emergence. Several papers deal with the modelling of particular experimental situations in population biology, economics and plant and muscle developments in addition to purely theoretical approaches. Novel approaches include differential inclusions and viability theory, growth tensors, archetypal dynamics, ensembles with variable structures, and complex system models. The papers represent the work of theoreticians…    
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Book details

List price: $159.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/31/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

Preface
Acknowledgements
Workshop Photograph
Workshop Participants
Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems
Global Systems
The Statistical Theory of Global Population Growth
Maximum Reliancy as a Determinant of Food Web Behavior
Thermodynamic Approach to the Problem of Economic Equilibrium
Biological Systems
Programmed Cell Death Phenomena at Various Levels of Development of the Living Systems
Development of Motor Control in Vertebrates
Disclocations in the Repetitive Unit Patterns of Biological Systems
The Description of Growth of Plant Organs: A Continuous Approach Based on the Growth Tensor
Using Deterministic Chaos Theory for the Analysis of Sleep EEG
Emergence
How Does Complexity Develop?
Adaptive Evolution of Complex Systems under Uncertain Environmental Constraints: A Viability Approach
Archetypal Dynamics: An Approach to the Study of Emergence
Modelling
Sociability, Diversity and Compatibility in Developing Systems: EVS Approach
Tetrahymena and Ants- Simple Models of Complex Systems
Embryogenesis as a Model of a Developing System
Presentations for Discussion
Vagal Tone Chronology in Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses and in Acute Stress Reactions
Limits of Developing a National System of Agricultural Extension
An Accumulation Model for the Formation of Mini Black Holes
Subject Index