Stochastic Phenomena and Chaotic Behaviour in Complex Systems

Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the UNESCO Working Group on Systems Analysis Flattnitz, Kärnten, Austria, June 6–10, 1983

  • Peter Schuster
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Introductory Remarks

    1. P. Schuster
      Pages 1-4
  3. General Concepts

  4. Chaotic Dynamics-Theory

  5. Chaotic Dynamics-Real Systems and Experimental Verification

  6. Stability and Instability in Dynamical Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. P. E. Phillipson
      Pages 142-159
  7. Stochasticity in Complex Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. A. M. Rodriguez-Vargas, P. Schuster
      Pages 208-219
    3. P. M. Allen, M. Sanglier, G. Engelen
      Pages 231-249
    4. K. F. Albrecht, V. Chetverikov, W. Ebeling, R. Funke, W. Mende, M. Peschel
      Pages 250-270
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 271-271

About these proceedings


This book contains all invited contributions of an interdisciplinary workshop of the UNESCO working group on systems analysis of the European and North American region entitled "Stochastic Phenomena and Chaotic Behaviour in Complex Systems". The meeting was held at Hotel Winterthalerhof in Flattnitz, Karnten, Austria from June 6-10, 1983. This workshop brought together some 20 mathematicians, physicists, chemists, biologists, psychologists and economists from different European and American coun­ tries who share a common interest in the dynamics of complex systems and their ana­ lysis by mathematical techniques. The workshop in Flattnitz continued a series of meetings of the UNESCO working group on systems analysis which started in 1977 in Bucharest and was continued in Cambridge, U.K., 1981 and in Lyon, 1982. The title of the meeting was chosen in order to focus on one of the current problems of the analysis of dynamical systems. A deeper understanding of the vari­ ous sources of stochasticity is of primary importance for the interpretation of experimental observations. Chaotic dynamics plays a central role since it intro­ duces a stochastic element into deterministic systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Schuster
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Chemie und StrahlenchemieUniversität WienWienAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69593-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69591-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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