Complexity and Synergetics

  • Stefan C. Müller
  • Peter J. Plath
  • Günter Radons
  • Armin Fuchs

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Werner Ebeling, Rainer Feistel
      Pages 3-8
  3. Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. David Müller, Andreas Otto, Günter Radons
      Pages 27-37
    3. Jan Friedrich, Rainer Grauer
      Pages 39-49
    4. Frank Rietz, Ralf Stannarius
      Pages 51-60
    5. Oliver Kamps, Katrin Schmietendorf
      Pages 61-68
  4. Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Marina M. Slinko, Alexei G. Makeev, Nikolai V. Peskov
      Pages 71-86
    3. Peter J. Plath, Carsten Ballandis
      Pages 87-100
    4. Patricia Dähmlow, Stefan C. Müller
      Pages 117-128
    5. Jiraporn Luengviriya, Malee Sutthiopad, Metinee Phantu, Porramain Porjai, Stefan C. Müller, Chaiya Luengviriya
      Pages 129-138
    6. Ernst-Christoph Haß, Katharina Knicker, Uwe Sydow, Matthias Schulz, Peter J. Plath
      Pages 139-153
    7. Sumana Dutta, Nirmali Prabha Das, Dhriti Mahanta
      Pages 155-165
  5. Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Ulrike Feudel
      Pages 179-196
    3. Nobuhiko J. Suematsu, Yoshihito Mori, Takashi Amemiya, Satoshi Nakata
      Pages 197-208
    4. Lisa Kolb, Susanne Krömker
      Pages 209-225
    5. Tatsunari Sakurai, Tohru Tsujikawa, Daisuke Umeno
      Pages 227-237
    6. André Weber, Yury Prokazov, Werner Zuschratter, Marcus J. B. Hauser
      Pages 239-254
  6. Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Lisa Borland
      Pages 257-273
    3. Christian Kleiber
      Pages 275-286
  7. Brain and Coordination Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Kentaroh Takagaki, Frank W. Ohl
      Pages 289-299
    3. Guillaume Dumas, Aline Lefebvre, Mengsen Zhang, Emmanuelle Tognoli, J. A. Scott Kelso
      Pages 317-332
    4. Gerold Baier, Richard Rosch, Peter Neal Taylor, Yujiang Wang
      Pages 333-347
    5. Anastasia I. Lavrova, Eugene B. Postnikov
      Pages 349-357
  8. Additional Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Kinko Tsuji
      Pages 361-371
    3. Mehrnaz Anvari, M. Reza Rahimi Tabar, Joachim Peinke, Matthias Wächter
      Pages 383-388
  9. Special Lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Otto E. Rossler, Frank Kuske, Dieter Fröhlich, Hans H. Diebner, Thimo Böhl, Demetris T. Christopoulos et al.
      Pages 391-413
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 415-421

About this book


All of us are confronted with complex phenomena occurring in daily life and in the living and inanimate nature surrounding us. Our scientific curiosity strives to unravel the mechanisms at work to create such complexity. Among various approaches to solve this problem, the field of synergetics, developed by Hermann Haken, has proven very successful as a general and interdisciplinary concept for describing and explaining complex phenomena that appear in systems under non-equilibrium conditions. These comprise dynamical states in evolving systems, spatial structure-forming processes, synchronization of states and regulatory mechanisms, and many other examples. The encompassing concepts have been applied to many disciplines, like physics, chemistry, biology, and beyond those also from synergetics to information theory, brain science, economics, and others.

Starting from basic methods of complexity research and synergetics, this volume contains thirty contributions on complex systems that exhibit spontaneous pattern formation far from thermal equilibrium. Written by international experts and young researchers assembled under one roof, this volume reflects state of the art research from a variety of scientific fields and disciplines where complexity theory and synergetics are important or even indispensable tools today and in the future.


Complexity Synergetics Nonlinear Dynamics Hermann Haken Dynamical Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefan C. Müller
    • 1
  • Peter J. Plath
    • 2
  • Günter Radons
    • 3
  • Armin Fuchs
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PhysicsOtto-von-Guericke University MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of Physical ChemistryFritz-Haber-Institute of the MPGBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Physics, Complex SystemsTechnical University ChemnitzChemnitzGermany
  4. 4.Center for Complex Systems and Brain SciencesFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64333-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64334-2
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