Elements of a Synergetics of Evolutionary Processes

  • W. Ebeling
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 69)


Some of the basic principles of a synergetics of evolutionary processes are developed. Evolutionary processes are defined as (quasi-) infinite, branching chains of self- organization cycles. Typical properties as self-reproduction, criticality, valuation, stochasticity and historicity are discussed. A general (formal) stochastic model is developed and the main principles and stages of early evolution are discussed.


Occupation Number Statistical Entropy Fitness Landscape Entropy Transfer Spontaneous Generation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Ebeling
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikHumboldt-UniversitätFed. Rep. of Germany

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