Synergetics pp 124-135 | Cite as

Theory of Dissipative Structures



One of the main reasons to develop thermodynamics beyond the equilibrium range lies in the need for a physico-chemical basis of biological order. Not only would one like to explain the maintenance of low entropy situations and subtle metabolic regulation processes but also one wants to provide a physico-chemical basis of evolution towards structures of increased cornplexity.


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