Volume 503 1998

A Perspective Look at Nonlinear Media

From Physics to Biology and Social Sciences

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ISBN: 978-3-540-63995-4 (Print) 978-3-540-69681-0 (Online)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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  1. Book Chapter

    Pages 1-18

    Quantum chaos in Rydberg atoms

  2. Book Chapter

    Pages 19-30

    Crystallization of electrons and holes

  3. Book Chapter

    Pages 31-44

    Natural patterns in nonequilibrium systems

  4. Book Chapter

    Pages 45-60

    Linear aspects of the Faraday instability

  5. Book Chapter

    Pages 61-74

    On curved cellular flames

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    Pages 75-95

    Nonlinear flow behavior and shear-induced structure of fluids

  7. Book Chapter

    Pages 96-109

    Experimental study of horizontally shaken granular matter — The swelling effect

  8. Book Chapter

    Pages 110-121

    On relaxational granular compaction

  9. Book Chapter

    Pages 122-139

    From microscopic to macroscopic traffic models

  10. Book Chapter

    Pages 140-162

    The modelling concept of sociodynamics

  11. Book Chapter

    Pages 163-178

    The morphogenesis of dictyostelium discoideum — Pattern formation in a biological excitable system

  12. Book Chapter

    Pages 179-191

    Path optimization in chemical and biological systems on the basis of excitation waves

  13. Book Chapter

    Pages 192-196

    BSE viewed dynamically: A possible early cure based on passive immunization against PrPSc

  14. Book Chapter

    Pages 197-206

    Molecular semiotic structures in the cellular immune system: Key to dynamics and spatial patterning?

  15. Book Chapter

    Pages 207-226

    Molecular evolutionary dynamics

  16. Book Chapter

    Pages 227-243

    The retinal spreading depression: A model for nonlinear behavior of the brain

  17. Book Chapter

    Pages 244-270

    An analytically solvable model of collective excitation patterns in cortical tissue

  18. Book Chapter

    Pages 271-282

    Interaction of meandering spiral waves in active media

  19. Book Chapter

    Pages 283-291

    Spatiotemporal patterns in a passivating electrochemical system

  20. Book Chapter

    Pages 292-304

    Instabilities of pollutant concentrations in the troposphere due to chemical reactions

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