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New Economic Windows

Econodynamics

The Theory of Social Production

Authors: Pokrovskii, Vladimir N.

  • Revisits the theory of production of commodities from a physicist’s standpoint
  • Presents a useful theory for analysing the technological sources of economic growth
  • Provides a compact and consistent basis for lectures on the theory of production
  • The text of the third edition is substantially revised, while three brand new chapters are added
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About this book

This book, now in its third edition, explores how human populations grow, based on their creative abilities.  To reconsider the theory of economic growth from a physicist's perspective, the book analyses the concepts of value and utility and their relationship to thermodynamic concepts. This approach allows the author to include characteristics of technology in descriptions of development and to formulate a phenomenological (macroeconomic, no-price fluctuations are discussed) theory of production as a set of evolutionary equations in one-sector and multi-sector approximations. The theory is proved to be useful for describing both national economies and global production in ancient times.

This monograph presents the topics in a compact and consistent manner and can be used by students with a background in physics and other natural sciences who wish to specialize in economics. It explains how the growth of production is connected with advances in technology, consumption of labour and energy and makes it possible to analyse past and present social production systems and to build scripts of future progress. The book is of interest to energy specialists engaged in planning and analyzing the production and consumption of energy carriers, and to economists wanting to know how energy and technology affect economic growth.

This third edition has been substantially revised and three brand new chapters have been added. Chapter 8 illustrates the robustness of the theory with the aid of statistical historical data from the Russian economy, while Chapter 12 is devoted to a reconstruction of the global production activity in ancient times. Chapter 13 discusses the principles of the organization of social production.

About the authors

Vladimir Pokrovskii has a title Professor of  Applied Mathematics and the Russian degree Doctor  of Sciences (Phys. and Math.).  He is  an expert in  mathematical modelling of complex natural and social systems.  Graduated from the  Tomsk State University,  Department of  Theoretical Physics. The qualification has got in the Institute  of Chemical Physics,  Аcademy of Sciences  of the USSR, investigating behaviour of suspensions and polymers. It is known as a prominent researcher of dynamics of polymers: the second edition of his monograph The Mesoscopic Theory of Polymer Dynamics, published  by  Springer in 2010, is included in the list of Best Reference Books on Polymer Dynamics,  used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Worked as Professor and Head of Department of Applied Mathematics at Altai Technical University (Barnaul, Russia) and  at Moscow University of Economics and Statistics.    His  interests are broad: to his  students of Applied Mathematics, he delivered original course  of lectures Methods of the mathematical modelling  (published in Russian as Introduction to Thermodynamics of Complex Systems) that include classical examples from areas of mechanics, physics, chemistry, biology and economy. Persistent attempts to understand essence of economic processes have given a material for book Econodynamics. The Theory of Social Production, the third Edition of which is  offered to the readers.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Value-Creating Factors

    Pokrovskii, Vladimir N.

    Pages 1-21

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  • Empirical Foundation of Econodynamics

    Pokrovskii, Vladimir N.

    Pages 23-59

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  • Monetary Side of Social Production

    Pokrovskii, Vladimir N.

    Pages 61-88

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  • Many-Sector Approach to Production System

    Pokrovskii, Vladimir N.

    Pages 89-105

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  • Production Factors and Technology

    Pokrovskii, Vladimir N.

    Pages 107-123

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72074-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72073-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Econodynamics
Book Subtitle
The Theory of Social Production
Authors
Series Title
New Economic Windows
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72074-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72074-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72073-9
Series ISSN
2039-411X
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XIX, 306
Number of Illustrations
55 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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