Newton to Aristotle: Toward a Theory of Models for Living Systems

Newton to Aristotle: Toward a Theory of Models for Living Systems

by Casti, Karlqvist

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468405552
Publisher: Birkh�user Boston
Publication date: 02/12/2012
Series: Mathematical Modeling , #4
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

The Roles of Necessity in Biology.- Causality and Finality in Theoretical Biology: A Possible Picture.- Newton, Aristotle, and the Modeling of Living Systems.- Some Thoughts on Modelling.- Force, Measurement, and Life.- Patterns of Evolution and Patterns of Explanation in Economic Theory.- Growth Cycles in Economics.- Modeling Language Change: Ontogenetic and Phylogenetic.

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