From Cells to Societies: Models of Complex Coherent Action / Edition 1

From Cells to Societies: Models of Complex Coherent Action / Edition 1

by Alexander Mikhailov, Vera Calenbuhr
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642075746

ISBN-13: 9783642075742

Pub. Date: 12/10/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Using simple models this book shows how we can gain 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 authors have chosen a series of models from physics, biochemistry, biology, sociology and economics, and systematically discuss their general

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Overview

Using simple models this book shows how we can gain 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 authors have chosen a series of models from physics, biochemistry, biology, sociology and economics, and systematically discuss their general properties. The book addresses researchers and graduate students in a variety of disciplines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642075742
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/10/2010
Series:
Springer Series in Synergetics
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
0.66(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.- 2. The Games of Life.- 3. Active Motion.- 4. Ridden by the Noise ....- 5. Dynamics with Delays and Expectations.- 6. Mutual Synchronization.- 7. Dynamical Clustering..- 8. Hierarchical Organization.- 9. Dynamics and Evolution of Networks..- References.

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