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From Cells to Societies

Models of Complex Coherent Action

  • Alexander S. Mikhailov
  • Vera Calenbuhr

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Alexander S. Mikhailov, Vera Calenbuhr
    Pages 1-4
  3. Alexander S. Mikhailov, Vera Calenbuhr
    Pages 5-32
  4. Alexander S. Mikhailov, Vera Calenbuhr
    Pages 33-68
  5. Alexander S. Mikhailov, Vera Calenbuhr
    Pages 69-104
  6. Alexander S. Mikhailov, Vera Calenbuhr
    Pages 105-125
  7. Alexander S. Mikhailov, Vera Calenbuhr
    Pages 127-153
  8. Alexander S. Mikhailov, Vera Calenbuhr
    Pages 155-197
  9. Alexander S. Mikhailov, Vera Calenbuhr
    Pages 199-231
  10. Alexander S. Mikhailov, Vera Calenbuhr
    Pages 233-277
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 279-302

About this book

Introduction

This book shows how, by rather simple models, we can gain remarkable insights into the behavior of complex systems. It is devoted to the discussion of functional self-organization in large populations of interacting active elements. The possible forms of self-organization in such systems range from coherent collective motions in the physical coordinate space to the mutual synchronization of internal dynamics, the development of coherently operating groups, the rise of hierarchical structures, and the emergence of dynamical networks. Such processes play an important role in biological and social phenomena. The authors have chosen a series of models from physics, biochemistry, biology, sociology and economics, and will systematically discuss their general properties. The book addresses researchers and graduate students in a variety of disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, biology and the social sciences.

Keywords

Dynamical Chaos Induced Transport Stochastic Dynamics complex system complex systems evolution network

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander S. Mikhailov
    • 1
  • Vera Calenbuhr
    • 2
  1. 1.Fritz-Haber-InstitutMax-Planck-GesellschaftBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Joint Research CenterDirectorate for Science Strategy European CommissionBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-05062-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07574-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05062-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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