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A Perspective Look at Nonlinear Media: From Physics to Biology and Social Sciences / Edition 1

A Perspective Look at Nonlinear Media: From Physics to Biology and Social Sciences / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9783540639954
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 04/08/1998
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics , #503
Edition description: 1998
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Quantum chaos in Rydberg atoms.- Crystallization of electrons and holes.- Natural patterns in nonequilibrium systems.- Linear aspects of the Faraday instability.- On curved cellular flames.- Nonlinear flow behavior and shear-induced structure of fluids.- Experimental study of horizontally shaken granular matter — The swelling effect.- On relaxational granular compaction.- From microscopic to macroscopic traffic models.- The modelling concept of sociodynamics.- The morphogenesis of dictyostelium discoideum — Pattern formation in a biological excitable system.- Path optimization in chemical and biological systems on the basis of excitation waves.- BSE viewed dynamically: A possible early cure based on passive immunization against PrPSc.- Molecular semiotic structures in the cellular immune system: Key to dynamics and spatial patterning?.- Molecular evolutionary dynamics.- The retinal spreading depression: A model for nonlinear behavior of the brain.- An analytically solvable model of collective excitation patterns in cortical tissue.- Interaction of meandering spiral waves in active media.- Spatiotemporal patterns in a passivating electrochemical system.- Instabilities of pollutant concentrations in the troposphere due to chemical reactions.- Hydrodynamic singularities.- Disordered structures analyzed by the theory of Markov processes.- Transition to turbulence in shear flows.- Deformation of charge density waves in quasi-one-dimensional semiconductors visualized by scanning electron microscopy.- Probing nonlinear carrier transport in semi- and superconductors via low-temperature scanning laser microscopy.- Nonlinear spatio-temporal emission dynamics of broad area laser diodes.- Gravitational slowing down of clocks implies proportional size increase.

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