Dynamics and Thermodynamics in Hierarchically Organized Systems
Applications in Physics, Biology and Economics
- P. Auger, Universite de Dijon, France
- G. J. Klir, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA
For mathematicians involved in systems analysis; systems researchers, in particular those interested in biological, population, economics and physical systems.
- Published: September 1989
- Imprint: PERGAMON
- ISBN: 978-0-08-040180-5
The aim of this stimulating book is to propose a general theory of hierarchical systems and also to show how it can be applied to very different fields such as Physics, Biology and Economics...the book of P Auger is an important and original contribution to direct the current thinking in the science of the natural to a more holistic conception in which several levels of hierarchically organized systems are realized in an integrated view.
Systems Analysis Modelling Simulation
Table of Contents
Introduction. Hierarchically organized Hamiltonian systems. Population dynamics in a hierarchically organized system. Couplings between the biochemical and the cellular levels. Hierarchically organized population of neurons. Hierarchically organized ecosystem. Hierarchically organized economics. Thermodynamics in a hierarchically organized system. Conclusion. Appendix: microcanonical ensembles with non-equiprobable states.
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