Pattern Formation In The Physical And Biological Sciences

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Overview


This volume contains the best lectures from the Summer School Lectures volumes dealing with the theme of pattern formation. Topics include self-organization by simulated evolution, nonlinear dynamics of pattern formation in physics and biology, and the emergence of computational ecologies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201156911
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Series: Santa Fe Institute Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 1.02 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Lynn Nadel is head of the Department of Psychology, professor of psychology, research cognitive scientist, and deputy director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, all at the University of Arizona. Dr. Nadel, with coeditor Dr. Stein, organized the 1993 Summer School on Complex Systems. Daniel L. Stein is head of the Department of Physics and professor of Physics at the University of Arizona and external associate professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Dr. Stein organized the 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993 Summer Schools on Complex Systems, is a trustee for the Aspen Center for Physics, is on the Science Board at the Santa Fe Institute, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. Lynn Nadel is head of the Department of Psychology, professor of psychology, research cognitive scientist, and deputy director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, all at the University of Arizona. Dr. Nadel, with coeditor Dr. Stein, organized the 1993 Summer School on Complex Systems. Daniel L. Stein is head of the Department of Physics and professor of Physics at the University of Arizona and external associate professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Dr. Stein organized the 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993 Summer Schools on Complex Systems, is a trustee for the Aspen Center for Physics, is on the Science Board at the Santa Fe Institute, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Pattern and Process 1
Self-Organization by Simulated Evolution 13
Limiting Assumptions in Models of Somatotopic Map Organization 23
Functional Self-Organization in Complex Systems 43
Nonlinear Dynamics of Pattern Formation in Physics and Biology 65
Synchronous Oscillations in Neuronal Systems: Mechanisms and Functions 93
The Emergence of Computational Ecologies 135
Preimages and Forecasting for Cellular Automata 157
Probablistic Cellular Automata: Some Statistical Mechanical Considerations 175
Nonlocal Cellular Automata 189
The Dynamics and Analysis of Patterns 201
Pattern Formation in Biological Systems 269
Impulse Activity and the Patterning of Connections During CNS Development 299
Pattern Formation in Chemical Systems: Roles of Open Reactors 323
The Future of Time Series: Learning and Understanding 349
Index 431
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