Biology, Sociology, Geology by Computational Physicists

By

  • Dietrich Stauffer, Master in Physics. Doctor of Science. Habilitation in Theoretical Physics., Cologne University, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Germany.
  • Suzana Moss de Oliveira, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Instituto de Fisica, Brazil.
  • Paulo de Oliveira, Doctor in Sciences. CNPq (Brasil) Fellow, highest level., Universidade Federal Fluminense, Instituto de Fisica, Brazil.
  • Jorge de Sá Martins, PhD Physics (UFF-1998)., Universidade Federal Fluminense, Instituto de Fisica, Brazil.

The book requires only rudimentary physics knowledge but ability to program computers creatively and to keep the mind open to simple and not so simple models, based in individuals, for the living world around us.
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Audience

Physicists, if interested in computation, starting from third year undergraduates and ending with department heads. Also suitable for Biologists, demographers, linguists and sociologist interested in applying computational physics methods to their own fields.

 

Book information

  • Published: February 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52146-0


Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Evolution3. Biological Ageing4. Biological Speciation5. Languages6. Social Sciences7. Earthquakes8. Summary9. Appendix: ProgramsReferencesSubject Index