Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems / Edition 1

Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems / Edition 1

by James B Nation
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1402015682

ISBN-13: 9781402015687

Pub. Date: 10/31/2003

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

A cutting-edge survey of formal methods directed specifically at dealing with the deep mathematical problems engendered by the study of developing systems, in particular dealing with developing phase spaces, changing components, structures and functionalities, and the problem of emergence. Several papers deal with the modelling of particular experimental situations

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A cutting-edge survey of formal methods directed specifically at dealing with the deep mathematical problems engendered by the study of developing systems, in particular dealing with developing phase spaces, changing components, structures and functionalities, and the problem of emergence. Several papers deal with the modelling of particular experimental situations in population biology, economics and plant and muscle developments in addition to purely theoretical approaches. Novel approaches include differential inclusions and viability theory, growth tensors, archetypal dynamics, ensembles with variable structures, and complex system models. The papers represent the work of theoreticians and experimental biologists, psychologists and economists. The areas covered embrace complex systems, the development of artificial life, mathematics, computer science, biology and psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402015687
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Nato Science Series II: (closed), #121
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.03(d)

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Table of Contents

Table of Contentsv
Prefacevii
Acknowledgementsxi
Workshop Photographxii
Workshop Participantsxiii
Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems: An Overview1
Part 1Global Systems9
The Statistical Theory of Global Population Growth11
Maximum Resiliency as a Determinant of Food Web Behavior37
Thermodynamic Approach to the Problem of Economic Equilibrium45
Part 2Biological Systems59
Programmed Death Phenomena at Various Levels of Development of the Living Systems61
Development of Motor Control in Vertebrates87
Dislocations in the Repetitive Unit Patterns of Biological Systems99
The Description of Growth of Plant Organs: A Continuous Approach Based on the Growth Tensor119
Using Deterministic Chaos Theory for the Analysis of Sleep EEG137
Part 3Emergence151
How Does Complexity Develop?153
Adaptive Evolution of Complex Systems Under Uncertain Environmental Constraints: A Viability Approach165
Archetypal Dynamics: An Approach to the Study of Emergence185
Part 4Modelling229
Sociability, Diversity and Compatibility in Developing Systems: EVS Approach231
Tetrahymena and Ants- Simple Models of Complex Systems249
Embryogenesis as a Model of a Developing System269
Part 5Presentations for Discussion277
Clinical Research Histomarkers for Objectively Estimating Premorbid Vagal Tone Chronology in Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses and in Acute Stress Reaction279
Limits of Developing a National System of Agricultural Extension289
An Accumulation Model for the Formation of Mini Black Holes299
Subject Index303

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