Understanding Complex Systems

Polystochastic Models for Complexity

Authors: Iordache, Octavian

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  • Is a valuable, interdisciplinary reference for engineers, system scientists, mathematicians, entrepreneurs and investors facing complexity challenges
  • Presents theoretical and practical aspects of the Polystochastic methodology and includes case studies
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This book is devoted to complexity understanding and management, considered as the main source of efficiency and prosperity for the next decades. Divided into six chapters, the book begins with a presentation of basic concepts as complexity, emergence and closure. The second chapter looks to methods and introduces polystochastic models, the wave equation, possibilities and entropy. The third chapter focusing on physical and chemical systems analyzes flow-sheet synthesis, cyclic operations of separation, drug delivery systems and entropy production. Biomimetic systems represent the main objective of the fourth chapter. Case studies refer to bio-inspired calculation methods, to the role of artificial genetic codes, neural networks and neural codes for evolutionary calculus and for evolvable circuits as biomimetic devices. The fifth chapter, taking its inspiration from systems sciences and cognitive sciences looks to engineering design, case base reasoning methods, failure analysis, and multi-agent manufacturing systems. Perspectives and integrative points of view are discussed in the sixth chapter with reference to the classification of sciences, cybernetics and its extensions, and to transdisciplinarity and categorification. Written for: engineers, researchers, and students in chemical, biochemical, computing and systems science engineering, in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and mathematics

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Polystochastic Models for Complexity
Authors
Series Title
Understanding Complex Systems
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-10654-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-10654-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-10653-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26313-2
Series ISSN
1860-0832
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 298
Number of Illustrations
94 b/w illustrations
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