Dynamics of Synergetic Systems

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Synergetics, Bielefeld, Fed. Rep. of Germany, September 24–29, 1979

  • Hermann Haken
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Equilibrium Phase Transitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. H. E. Stanley, A. Coniglio, W. Klein, H. Nakanishi, S. Redner, P. J. Reynolds et al.
      Pages 22-38
    3. D. E. Miller, R. Beckmann, F. Karsch
      Pages 39-46
  4. Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. P. Bösiger, E. Brun, D. Meier
      Pages 48-56
  5. Spatio-temporal Organization of Chemical Processes

  6. Turbulence and Chaos

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Y. Kuramoto
      Pages 134-146
    3. O. E. Rössler
      Pages 147-153
  7. Self-organization of Biological Macromolecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. P. Schuster, K. Sigmund
      Pages 170-178
  8. Dynamics of Multi-unit Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. R. Leféver
      Pages 205-217
  9. Models of Psychological and Social Behavior

  10. Mathematical Concepts and Methods

  11. Back Matter
    Pages 271-271

About these proceedings


This book contains the invited papers of an international symposium on Synergetics which was held at ZIF (Center for interdisciplinary research) at Bielefeld. Fed. Rep. of Germany. Sept. 24. -29 . • 1979. In keeping with our previous meetings. this one was truly interdisciplinary. Synergetic systems are those that can produce macroscopic spatial. temporal or functional structures in a self-organized way. I think that these proceedings draw a rather coherent picture of the present status of Synergetics, emphasizing this time theoretical aspects, although the proceedings contain also important con­ tributions from the experimental side. Synergetics has ties to many quite different disciplines as is clearly mirrored by the following articles. Out of the many ties I pick here only one example which is alluded to in the title of this book. Indeed, there is an important branch of mathematics called dynamic systems theory for which the problems of Synergetics might become an eldorado. While, undoubtedly, a good deal of dynamic systems had been motivated by mechanics, such as celestial and fluid dynamics, theory Synergetics provides us with a wealth of related problems of quite different fields, e. g. , lasers or chemical reaction processes. In order to become adequately applicable, in quite a number of realistic cases dynamic systems theory must be developed further. This is equally true for a number of other approaches.


Dynamics Synergie Systems bifurcation chaos diffusion equilibrium mechanics phase transition solution stability synergetics system systems theory turbulence

Editors and affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik der Universität StuttgartStuttgart 80Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67594-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67592-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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