Emergence, Analysis and Evolution of Structures

Concepts and Strategies Across Disciplines

  • Klaus Lucas
  • Peter Roosen

Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Klaus Lucas, Peter Roosen
    Pages 1-4
  3. Klaus Lucas, Peter Roosen
    Pages 5-73
  4. Klaus Lucas, Peter Roosen
    Pages 75-259
  5. Klaus Lucas, Peter Roosen
    Pages 261-271
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-37

About this book


The study of structures and structure generating processes is a common concern of all scientific and technical disciplines.

The present volume presents an interdisciplinary investigation of the different methods of analysis and modelling which, while differing considerably in detail, usually have evolutionary adaption or development schemes at their core.

The book naturally falls into three parts - a first part summarizing the transdisciplinary fundamentals, a second part discussing in detail case studies from various fields (production engineering, medicine, management, molecular biology, energy engineering, civil engineering, logistics, sociology, physics) and a shorter outlook on the transdisciplinary perspective.


Analysis Natur Pareto optimization dynamical structures evolution evolutionary algorithm medicine structure formation

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Lucas
    • 1
  • Peter Roosen
    • 2
  1. 1.FB 4RWTH AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Energiesystemen und thermochemischenGesellschaft zur Optimierung vonAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-00869-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-00870-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-0832
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0840
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