Polystochastic Models for Complexity

  • Octavian¬†Iordache

Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter

About this book


This book is devoted to complexity understanding and management, considered as the main source of efficiency and prosperity for the next decades. Divided into six chapters, the book begins with a presentation of basic concepts as complexity, emergence and closure. The second chapter looks to methods and introduces polystochastic models, the wave equation, possibilities and entropy. The third chapter focusing on physical and chemical systems analyzes flow-sheet synthesis, cyclic operations of separation, drug delivery systems and entropy production. Biomimetic systems represent the main objective of the fourth chapter. Case studies refer to bio-inspired calculation methods, to the role of artificial genetic codes, neural networks and neural codes for evolutionary calculus and for evolvable circuits as biomimetic devices. The fifth chapter, taking its inspiration from systems sciences and cognitive sciences looks to engineering design, case base reasoning methods, failure analysis, and multi-agent manufacturing systems. Perspectives and integrative points of view are discussed in the sixth chapter with reference to the classification of sciences, cybernetics and its extensions, and to transdisciplinarity and categorification. Written for: engineers, researchers, and students in chemical, biochemical, computing and systems science engineering, in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and mathematics


artificial chemical engineering categorification complexity cybernetics cyclic time entropy evolvability integrative closure multiple scales polystochastic schema wave equation

Authors and affiliations

  • Octavian¬†Iordache
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  1. 1.PolystochasticMontrealCanada

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