Springer Series in Synergetics

From Chemical to Biological Organization

Editors: Markus, Mario, Müller, Stefan C., Nicolis, Gregoire (Eds.)

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Open nonlinear systems are capable of self-organization in space and time. This realization constitutes a major breakthrough of modern science, and is currently at the origin of explosive developments in chemistry, physics and biology. Observations and numerical computations of nonlinear systems surprise us by their inexhaustible and sometimes nonintuitive variety of structures with different shapes and functions. But as well as variety one finds on closer inspection that nonlinear phenomena share universal aspects of pattern formation in time and space. These similarities make it possible to bridge the gap between inanimate and living matter at various levels of complexity, in both theory and experiment. This book is an account of different approaches to the study of this pattern formation. The universality of kinetic, thermodynamic and dimensional approaches is documented through their application to purely mathematical, physical and chemical systems, as well as to systems in nature: biochemical, cellular, multicellular, physiological, neurophysiological, ecological and economic systems. Hints given throughout the book allow the reader to discover how to make use of the principles and methods in different fields of research, including those not treated explicitly in the book.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Chemical to Biological Organization
Editors
  • Mario Markus
  • Stefan C. Müller
  • Gregoire Nicolis
Series Title
Springer Series in Synergetics
Series Volume
39
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-73688-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-73688-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-73690-2
Series ISSN
0172-7389
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 358
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