The Geometry of Biological Time

  • Arthur T. Winfree

Part of the Biomathematics book series (SSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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About this book


As 1 review these pages, the last of them written in Summer 1978, some retrospec­ tive thoughts come to mind which put the whole business into better perspective for me and might aid the prospective reader in choosing how to approach this volume. The most conspicuous thought in my mind at present is the diversity of wholly independent explorations that came upon phase singularities, in one guise or another, during the past decade. My efforts to gather the published literature during the last phases of actually writing a whole book about them were almost equally divided between libraries of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Mathematics, Medicine, and Physics. A lot of what 1 call "gathering " was done somewhat in anticipation in the form of cönjecture, query, and prediction based on analogy between developments in different fields. The consequence throughout 1979 was that our long-suffering publisher re­ peatedly had to replace such material by citation of unexpected flurries of papers giving substantive demonstration. 1 trust that the authors of these many excellent reports, and especially of those I only found too late, will forgive the brevity of allusion I feIt compelled to observe in these substitutions. A residue of loose ends is largely collected in the index under "QUERIES. " It is c1ear to me already that the materials I began to gather several years ago represented only the first flickering of what turns out to be a substantial conflagration.


Biochemische Oszillation biochemical oscillation biological blocks biological systems engineering biologische Uhr comparative physiology geometry kinetics metabolism physiology vergleichende Physiologie

Authors and affiliations

  • Arthur T. Winfree
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological Sciences, Lilly Hall of Life SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-52528-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-22492-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6234
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