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Understanding Complex Systems

Cybernetical Physics

From Control of Chaos to Quantum Control

Authors: Fradkov, A.

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About this book

The control of complex systems is one of the most important aspects in dealing with systems exhibiting nonlinear behaviour or similar features that defy traditional control techniques. This specific subject is gradually becoming known as cybernetical physics, borrowing methods from both theoretical physics and control engineering.

This book is, perhaps, the first attempt to present a unified exposition of the subject and methodology of cybernetical physics as well as solutions to some of its problems. Emphasis of the book is on the examination of fundamental limits on energy transformation by means of control procedures in both conservative and dissipative systems. A survey of application in physics includes the control of chaos, synchronisation of coupled oscillators, pendulum chains, reactions in physical chemistry and of quantum systems such as the dissociation of diatomic molecules.

This book has been written having researchers from various backgrounds in physics, mathematics and engineering in mind and is thus also suitable as introduction to graduate students working on the understanding of a broad range of complex systems in the natural sciences.

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"This book belongs to a interdisciplinary area which is infinitely broad and reflects the increase of information exchange and dissemination of ideas between experts from different backgrounds and research areas. The contents of this book is really wide. … This book is a part of Springer complexity program and may be very useful for researchers from different backgrounds in physics, mathematics, engineering and postgraduate students working for a deeper understanding of structure and behavior of complex systems." (Yuri N. Sankin, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1117 (19), 2007)

"This book is an attempt to present a unified exposition of the subject and methodology of cybernetical physics as well as solutions to some of its problems. … has been written for researchers with diverse backgrounds in physics, mathematics, and engineering, and this makes it suitable for graduate students as an introduction to a broad range of complex systems in the natural sciences. The book has eleven chapters and seventy figures." (Vimal Singh, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2008 j)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Physics and Cybernetics

    Pages 1-16

  • Subject and Methodology of Cybernetical Physics

    Pages 17-35

  • Control of Conservative Systems

    Pages 37-48

  • Control of Dissipative Systems

    Pages 49-66

  • Controlled Synchronization

    Pages 67-103

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Hardcover 116,63 €
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Softcover 97,18 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cybernetical Physics
Book Subtitle
From Control of Chaos to Quantum Control
Authors
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46277-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-46277-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-46275-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07967-2
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 236
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