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General concepts

  • M. A. Aon
  • S. Cortassa

Abstract

This chapter aims to substantiate principles and fundamental concepts emerging from the thermodynamic and kinetic analysis of living cells. A search is made to recognize those analytic elements in biological systems, and specific mechanisms operating in the dynamics of processes at different levels of biological organization. We will attempt to show that organization is the result of the dynamics of processes occurring in living cells. Consequently, the starting point is to get in touch with the main concepts of thermodynamics and kinetics that are going to be utilized throughout the book.

Keywords

Bifurcation Parameter Dissipation Function Stable Steady State Deterministic Equation Force Ratio 
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Copyright information

© M.A. Aon and S. Cortassa 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Aon
    • 1
  • S. Cortassa
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Career Investigator from CONICETArgentina

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