Springer Series in Synergetics

From Cells to Societies

Models of Complex Coherent Action

Authors: Mikhailov, Alexander, Calenbuhr, Vera

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This book shows how, by rather simple models, we can gain remarkable insights into the behavior of complex systems. It is devoted to the discussion of functional self-organization in large populations of interacting active elements. The possible forms of self-organization in such systems range from coherent collective motions in the physical coordinate space to the mutual synchronization of internal dynamics, the development of coherently operating groups, the rise of hierarchical structures, and the emergence of dynamical networks. Such processes play an important role in biological and social phenomena. The authors have chosen a series of models from physics, biochemistry, biology, sociology and economics, and will systematically discuss their general properties. The book addresses researchers and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, biology and the social sciences.

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"The book provides an elementary introduction to the collective dynamics for researchers and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, biology and social sciences." (Zentralblatt MATH, 1011, 2003)

"This book constitutes a reference of invaluable usefulness for all researchers interested in the study of collective phenomena. … Moreover, each topic is presented in a form which, without neglecting all mathematical details, allows for an immediate understanding of its deep conceptual grounds … . This book is highly recommended also because it contains discussions of some subjects which it would be difficult to find elsewhere." (E. Pessa, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2004 c)


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Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Cells to Societies
Book Subtitle
Models of Complex Coherent Action
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Synergetics
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05062-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05062-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42164-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07574-2
Series ISSN
0172-7389
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 302
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