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Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs

From Instability to Intelligence

Complexity and Predictability in Nonlinear Dynamics

Authors: Zak, Michail, Zbilut, Joseph P., Meyers, Ronald E.

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This book deals with predictability and dynamical concepts in biology and physics. The main emphasis is on intrinsic stochasticity caused by the instability of dynamical equations. In particular, the authors present for the first time in book form their concept of terminal dynamics. They demonstrate that instability as an attribute of dynamical models can explain the paradox of irreversibility in thermodynamics, the phenomenon of chaos and turbulence in classical mechanics, and non-deterministic (multi-choice) behavior in biological and social systems. The first part of the book describes the basic properties of instability as an attribute of dynamical models and how their analysis is dependent upon frames of reference. The second part describes these instabilities and their usefullness in physics, biology, neural nets, creativity, intelligence, and social behavior (the "collective brain"). The book addresses researchers as well as students; it should also be of interest to philosophers of science.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Instability to Intelligence
Book Subtitle
Complexity and Predictability in Nonlinear Dynamics
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs
Series Volume
49
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69121-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-69121-1
Series ISSN
0940-7677
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 552
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