Complex Systems: Chaos and Beyond

A Constructive Approach with Applications in Life Sciences

  • Kunihiko Kaneko
  • Ichiro Tsuda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Kunihiko Kaneko, Ichiro Tsuda
    Pages 1-32
  3. Kunihiko Kaneko, Ichiro Tsuda
    Pages 33-55
  4. Kunihiko Kaneko, Ichiro Tsuda
    Pages 57-106
  5. Kunihiko Kaneko, Ichiro Tsuda
    Pages 107-161
  6. Kunihiko Kaneko, Ichiro Tsuda
    Pages 163-190
  7. Kunihiko Kaneko, Ichiro Tsuda
    Pages 191-236
  8. Kunihiko Kaneko, Ichiro Tsuda
    Pages 237-250
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 251-273

About this book


Chaos in science has always been a fascinating realm since it challenges the usual scientific approach of reductionism. While carefully distinguishing between complexity, holism, randomness, incompleteness, nondeterminism and stochastic behaviour the authors show that, although many aspects of chaos have been phenomenologically understood, most of its defining principles are still difficult to grasp and formulate. Demonstrating that chaos escapes all traditional methods of description, the authors set out to find new methods to deal with this phenomenon and illustrate their constructive approach with many examples from physics, biology and information technology. While maintaining a high level of rigour, an overly complicated mathematical apparatus is avoided in order to make this book accessible, beyond the specialist level, to a wider interdisciplinary readership.


Chaos Computerassistierte Detektion bifurcation biology chaos theory complex system complex systems information theory life sciences nonlinear dynamics stochastic processes

Authors and affiliations

  • Kunihiko Kaneko
    • 1
  • Ichiro Tsuda
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pure and Applied SciencesUniversity of TokyoMeguro TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics Graduate School of ScienceHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63132-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56861-9
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