Evolution of Dynamical Structures in Complex Systems

Proceedings of the International Symposium Stuttgart, July 16–17, 1992

  • Rudolf Friedrich
  • Arne Wunderlin
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. General Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Wunderlin
      Pages 3-41
    3. R. Graham, A. Hamm
      Pages 65-79
  3. Lasers and Nonlinear Optics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. M. Brambilla, M. Cattaneo, L. A. Lugiato, R. Pirovano, C. Pitzen, F. Prati
      Pages 83-99
    3. D. Dangoisse, D. Hennequin, M. Lefranc, P. Glorieux
      Pages 100-113
    4. C. O. Weiss, Chr. Tamm, K. Staliunas
      Pages 114-136
    5. A. Schenzle
      Pages 137-162
  4. Fluid Dynamics and Solid State Physics

  5. Biology and Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. E. Başar, C. Başar-Eroglu, T. Demiralp, M. Schürmann
      Pages 266-271
    3. O. G. Meijer, R. Bongaardt
      Pages 272-298

About these proceedings

Introduction

"Evolution of Dynamical Structures in Complex Systems" is dedicated to the founder of synergetics, Hermann Haken, on the occasion of his 65th birthday. This volume is an attempt to gather together and review the new results and de­ velopments achieved by researchers from various fields during the last few years. The contents bear witness to the great success in the development of general approaches to synergetic systems as well as remarkable progress in the more tra­ ditional fields of synergetics such as lasers and nonlinear optics, hydrodynamics, condensed matter physics, biology, and sociology. Since their inception, the concepts of synergetics and rigorous mathematical theories have been extended to other scientific disciplines such as medicine, artifi­ cial intelligence and synergetic computers, and psychology. Here too, these ideas have yielded new insights, raised unexpected questions and produced innovations in both theoretical and experimental projects. The conception of self-organization, the central theme of Hermann Haken' s scientific work, has stimulated epistemo­ logical studies that draw relations between synergetics and the German romantic "Naturphilosophie". It is fascinating to observe how these intuitive notions of self-organization, etc., have now evolved into a precise and holistic scientific comprehension of synergetic systems. We express our deep gratitude to Dr. Angela Lahee from Springer-Verlag for her valuable help during the preparation of this book. Stuttgart R. Frjedrjch March 1992 .4.. Wunder}jn Contents Part I General Approaches On the Principles of Synergetics By A. Wunderlin ...................................... 3 Elements of a Synergetics of Evolutionary Processes By W. Ebeling ......................... . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 42 .

Keywords

complex system complex systems complexity non-linear dynamics self-organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Friedrich
    • 1
  • Arne Wunderlin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik, UniversitätStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-84781-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84783-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84781-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4941
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