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Local Activity Principle The Cause Of Complexity And Symmetry Breaking

Local Activity Principle  The Cause Of Complexity And Symmetry Breaking Author Mainzer Klaus
ISBN-10 9781908977113
Release 2013-03-15
Pages 456
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The principle of local activity explains the emergence of complex patterns in a homogeneous medium. At first defined in the theory of nonlinear electronic circuits in a mathematically rigorous way, it can be generalized and proven at least for the class of nonlinear reaction-diffusion systems in physics, chemistry, biology, and brain research. Recently, it was realized by memristors for nanoelectronic device applications. In general, the emergence of complex patterns and structures is explained by symmetry breaking in homogeneous media, which is caused by local activity. This book argues that the principle of local activity is really fundamental in science, and can even be identified in quantum cosmology as symmetry breaking of local gauge symmetries generating the complexity of matter and forces in our universe. Applications are considered in economic, financial, and social systems with the emergence of equilibrium states, symmetry breaking at critical points of phase transitions and risky acting at the edge of chaos./a



Chaos CNN Memristors and Beyond

Chaos  CNN  Memristors and Beyond Author Andrew Adamatzky
ISBN-10 9789814434812
Release 2013-01-02
Pages 564
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This invaluable book is a unique collection of tributes to outstanding discoveries pioneered by Leon Chua in nonlinear circuits, cellular neural networks, and chaos. It is comprised of three parts. The first — cellular nonlinear networks, nonlinear circuits and cellular automata — deals with Chua's Lagrangian circuits, cellular wave computers, bio-inspired robotics and neuro-morphic architectures, toroidal chaos, synaptic cellular automata, history of Chua's circuits, cardiac arrhythmias, local activity principle, symmetry breaking and complexity, bifurcation trees, and Chua's views on nonlinear dynamics of cellular automata. Dynamical systems and chaos is the scope of the second part of the book, where we find genius accounts on theory and application of Julia set, stability of dynamical networks, chaotic neural networks and neocortical dynamics, dynamics of piecewise linear systems, chaotic mathematical circuitry, synchronization of oscillators, models of catastrophic events, control of chaotic systems, symbolic dynamics, and solitons. First hand accounts on the discovery of memristors in HP Labs, historical excursions into ‘ancient memristors’, analytical analysis of memristors, and hardware memristor emulators are presented in the third and final part of the book. The book is quintessence of ideas on future and emergent hardware, analytic theories of complex dynamical systems and interdisciplinary physics. It is a true Renaissance volume where bright ideas of electronics, mathematics and physics enlighten facets of modern science. The unique DVD covers the artistic aspects of chaos, such as several stunningly melodious musical compositions using chaotic atttractors, a virtual gallery of hundreds of colorful attractors, and even a cartoon-like play on the genesis of Chua's circuit that was based on a widely acclaimed performance in Rome and other venues in Italy. In short, it is a veritable kaleiscope of never-before-published historical, pedagogical, and futuristic technical visions on three timely topics of intense interest for both lay readers and experts alike. Contents:Cellular Nonlinear Networks, Nonlinear Circuits and Cellular Automata:Genealogy of Chua's Circuit (Peter Kennedy)Impasse Points, Mutators, and Other Chua Creations (Hyongsuk Kim)Chua's Lagrangian Circuit Elements (Orla Feely)From CNN Dynamics to Cellular Wave Computers (Tamas Roska)Contributions of CNN to Bio-Robotics and Brain Science (Paolo Arena and Luca Patané)From Radio-amateurs' Electronics to Toroidal Chaos (Otto E Rössler and Christophe Letellier)Analyzing the Dynamics of Excitatory Neural Networks by Synaptic Cellular Automata (V Nekorkin, A Dmitrichev, D Kasatkin and V Afraimovich)Dynamical Systems Perspective of Wolfram's Cellular Automata (M Courbage and B Kamińki)The Genesis of Chua's Circuit: Connecting Science, Art and Creativity (Francesca Bertacchini, Eleonora Bilotta, Giuseppe Laria and Pietro Pantano)Nonlinear Electronics Laboratory (NOEL): A Reminiscence (Chai Wah Wu)Bursting in Cellular Automata and Cardiac Arrhythmias (Gil Bub, Alvin Shrier and Leon Glass)Local Activity Principle: The Cause of Complexity and Symmetry Breaking (Klaus Mainzer)Explorations in the Forest of Bifurcation Trees: Route from Chua's Circuit to Chua's Memristive Oscillator (Łukasz Czerwiński and Maciej J Ogorzałek)Chua's Nonlinear Dynamics Perspective Cellular Automata (Giovanni E Pazienza)Application of CNN to Brainlike Computing (Bertram E Shi)Ideal Turbulence Phenomenon and Transmission Line with Chua's Diode (E Yu Romanenko and A N Sharkovsky)Chaos in Electronic Circuits: Chua's Contribution (1980–2000) (Christophe Letellier)Dynamical Systems and Chaos:Connectivity of Julia Sets for Singularly Perturbed Rational Maps (Robert L Devaney and Elizabeth D Russell)Structural Transformations and Stability of Dynamical Networks (L A Bunimovich and B Z Webb)Chua's Time (Arturo Buscarino, Luigi Fortuna and Mattia Frasca)Chaotic Neural Networks and Beyond (Kazuyuki Aihara, Taiji Yamada and Makito Oku)Chaotic Neocritical Dynamics (Walter J Freeman)Nonlinear Dynamics of a Class of Piecewise Linear Systems (M Lakshmanan and K Murali)Chaotic Mathematical Circuitry (R Lozi)Chua's Equation was Proved to be Chaotic in Two Years, Lorenz Equation in Thirty Six Years (Bharathwaj Muthuswamy)Toward a Quantitative Formulation of Emergence (G Nicolis)Controlled Synchronization of Chaotic Oscillators with Huygens' Coupling (J Peńa-Ramírez, R H B Fey and H Nijmeijer)Using Time-Delay Feedback for Control and Synchronization of Dynamical Systems (Kestutis Pyragas, Viktoras Pyragas and Tatjana Pyragiene)Models of Catastrophic Events and Suggestions to Foretell Them (Yves Pomeau and Martine Le Berre)Synchronization Propensity in Networks of Dynamical Systems: A Purely Topological Indicator (Stefano Fasani and Sergio Rinaldi)Further Progress in Partial Control of Chaotic Systems (Juan Sabuco, Miguel Sanjuan and Samuel Zambrano)Phase and Complete Synchronizations in Time-Delay Systems (D V Senthilkumar, M Manju Shrii and J Kurths)Symbolic Dynamics and Spiral Structures due to the Saddle-Focus Bifurcations (Andrey Shilnikov, Leonid Shilnikov and Roberto Barrio)Dynamics of Periodically Forced Mass Point on Constrained Surface with Changing Curvature (Yoshisuke Ueda)Solitons for Describing 3-D Physical Reality: The Current Frontier (Paul J Werbos)Thermal Solitons in 1D and 2D Anharmonic Lattices — Solectrons and the Organization of Non-Linear Fluctuations in Long-Living Dynamical Structures (M G Velarde, W Ebeling and A P Chetverikov)Global Optimizations by Intermittent Diffusion (Shui-Nee Chow, Tzi-Sheng Yang and Hao-Min Zhou)Memristors:How We Found the Missing Memristor (R Stanley Williams)Aftermath of Finding the Memristor (R Stanley Williams)The Singing Arc: The Oldest Memristor? (Jean-Marc Ginoux and Bruno Rossetto)Two Centuries of Memristors (Themistoklis Prodromakis)State Equations for Active Circuits with Memristors (Martin Hasler)Analytical Analysis of Memristive Networks (Torsten Schmidt, Willi Neudeck, Ute Feldmann and Ronald Tetzlaff)Hardware Memristor Emulators (Andrew L Fitch, Herbert H C Iu and Chi K Tse)Leon Chua's Memristor (Guanrong Chen) Readership: Graduate students, researchers and academics in all engineering disciplines as well as historians of science. Keywords:Memristors;CNN;Chaos;Dynamical SystemsKey Features:Unique personality of Leon Chua and enormity of his achievements underpins the structure of the bookConglomerate of hot topics: memristors, chaos, computationalOriginal papers from renown scholars and researchers as well as numerous tutorials and historical expositions on each of the topicsHigh pedagogical value makes the book a timeless referenceReviews: "It is a veritable kaleidoscope of never-before-published historical, pedagogical, and futuristic technical visions on three timely topics of intense interest for both lay readers and experts alike." Zentralblatt MATH



Chaos CNN Memristors and Beyond

Chaos  CNN  Memristors and Beyond Author Andrew Adamatzky
ISBN-10 9789814434812
Release 2013-01-02
Pages 564
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This invaluable book is a unique collection of tributes to outstanding discoveries pioneered by Leon Chua in nonlinear circuits, cellular neural networks, and chaos. It is comprised of three parts. The first — cellular nonlinear networks, nonlinear circuits and cellular automata — deals with Chua's Lagrangian circuits, cellular wave computers, bio-inspired robotics and neuro-morphic architectures, toroidal chaos, synaptic cellular automata, history of Chua's circuits, cardiac arrhythmias, local activity principle, symmetry breaking and complexity, bifurcation trees, and Chua's views on nonlinear dynamics of cellular automata. Dynamical systems and chaos is the scope of the second part of the book, where we find genius accounts on theory and application of Julia set, stability of dynamical networks, chaotic neural networks and neocortical dynamics, dynamics of piecewise linear systems, chaotic mathematical circuitry, synchronization of oscillators, models of catastrophic events, control of chaotic systems, symbolic dynamics, and solitons. First hand accounts on the discovery of memristors in HP Labs, historical excursions into ‘ancient memristors’, analytical analysis of memristors, and hardware memristor emulators are presented in the third and final part of the book. The book is quintessence of ideas on future and emergent hardware, analytic theories of complex dynamical systems and interdisciplinary physics. It is a true Renaissance volume where bright ideas of electronics, mathematics and physics enlighten facets of modern science. The unique DVD covers the artistic aspects of chaos, such as several stunningly melodious musical compositions using chaotic atttractors, a virtual gallery of hundreds of colorful attractors, and even a cartoon-like play on the genesis of Chua's circuit that was based on a widely acclaimed performance in Rome and other venues in Italy. In short, it is a veritable kaleiscope of never-before-published historical, pedagogical, and futuristic technical visions on three timely topics of intense interest for both lay readers and experts alike. Contents:Cellular Nonlinear Networks, Nonlinear Circuits and Cellular Automata:Genealogy of Chua's Circuit (Peter Kennedy)Impasse Points, Mutators, and Other Chua Creations (Hyongsuk Kim)Chua's Lagrangian Circuit Elements (Orla Feely)From CNN Dynamics to Cellular Wave Computers (Tamas Roska)Contributions of CNN to Bio-Robotics and Brain Science (Paolo Arena and Luca Patané)From Radio-amateurs' Electronics to Toroidal Chaos (Otto E Rössler and Christophe Letellier)Analyzing the Dynamics of Excitatory Neural Networks by Synaptic Cellular Automata (V Nekorkin, A Dmitrichev, D Kasatkin and V Afraimovich)Dynamical Systems Perspective of Wolfram's Cellular Automata (M Courbage and B Kamińki)The Genesis of Chua's Circuit: Connecting Science, Art and Creativity (Francesca Bertacchini, Eleonora Bilotta, Giuseppe Laria and Pietro Pantano)Nonlinear Electronics Laboratory (NOEL): A Reminiscence (Chai Wah Wu)Bursting in Cellular Automata and Cardiac Arrhythmias (Gil Bub, Alvin Shrier and Leon Glass)Local Activity Principle: The Cause of Complexity and Symmetry Breaking (Klaus Mainzer)Explorations in the Forest of Bifurcation Trees: Route from Chua's Circuit to Chua's Memristive Oscillator (Łukasz Czerwiński and Maciej J Ogorzałek)Chua's Nonlinear Dynamics Perspective Cellular Automata (Giovanni E Pazienza)Application of CNN to Brainlike Computing (Bertram E Shi)Ideal Turbulence Phenomenon and Transmission Line with Chua's Diode (E Yu Romanenko and A N Sharkovsky)Chaos in Electronic Circuits: Chua's Contribution (1980–2000) (Christophe Letellier)Dynamical Systems and Chaos:Connectivity of Julia Sets for Singularly Perturbed Rational Maps (Robert L Devaney and Elizabeth D Russell)Structural Transformations and Stability of Dynamical Networks (L A Bunimovich and B Z Webb)Chua's Time (Arturo Buscarino, Luigi Fortuna and Mattia Frasca)Chaotic Neural Networks and Beyond (Kazuyuki Aihara, Taiji Yamada and Makito Oku)Chaotic Neocritical Dynamics (Walter J Freeman)Nonlinear Dynamics of a Class of Piecewise Linear Systems (M Lakshmanan and K Murali)Chaotic Mathematical Circuitry (R Lozi)Chua's Equation was Proved to be Chaotic in Two Years, Lorenz Equation in Thirty Six Years (Bharathwaj Muthuswamy)Toward a Quantitative Formulation of Emergence (G Nicolis)Controlled Synchronization of Chaotic Oscillators with Huygens' Coupling (J Peńa-Ramírez, R H B Fey and H Nijmeijer)Using Time-Delay Feedback for Control and Synchronization of Dynamical Systems (Kestutis Pyragas, Viktoras Pyragas and Tatjana Pyragiene)Models of Catastrophic Events and Suggestions to Foretell Them (Yves Pomeau and Martine Le Berre)Synchronization Propensity in Networks of Dynamical Systems: A Purely Topological Indicator (Stefano Fasani and Sergio Rinaldi)Further Progress in Partial Control of Chaotic Systems (Juan Sabuco, Miguel Sanjuan and Samuel Zambrano)Phase and Complete Synchronizations in Time-Delay Systems (D V Senthilkumar, M Manju Shrii and J Kurths)Symbolic Dynamics and Spiral Structures due to the Saddle-Focus Bifurcations (Andrey Shilnikov, Leonid Shilnikov and Roberto Barrio)Dynamics of Periodically Forced Mass Point on Constrained Surface with Changing Curvature (Yoshisuke Ueda)Solitons for Describing 3-D Physical Reality: The Current Frontier (Paul J Werbos)Thermal Solitons in 1D and 2D Anharmonic Lattices — Solectrons and the Organization of Non-Linear Fluctuations in Long-Living Dynamical Structures (M G Velarde, W Ebeling and A P Chetverikov)Global Optimizations by Intermittent Diffusion (Shui-Nee Chow, Tzi-Sheng Yang and Hao-Min Zhou)Memristors:How We Found the Missing Memristor (R Stanley Williams)Aftermath of Finding the Memristor (R Stanley Williams)The Singing Arc: The Oldest Memristor? (Jean-Marc Ginoux and Bruno Rossetto)Two Centuries of Memristors (Themistoklis Prodromakis)State Equations for Active Circuits with Memristors (Martin Hasler)Analytical Analysis of Memristive Networks (Torsten Schmidt, Willi Neudeck, Ute Feldmann and Ronald Tetzlaff)Hardware Memristor Emulators (Andrew L Fitch, Herbert H C Iu and Chi K Tse)Leon Chua's Memristor (Guanrong Chen) Readership: Graduate students, researchers and academics in all engineering disciplines as well as historians of science. Keywords:Memristors;CNN;Chaos;Dynamical SystemsKey Features:Unique personality of Leon Chua and enormity of his achievements underpins the structure of the bookConglomerate of hot topics: memristors, chaos, computationalOriginal papers from renown scholars and researchers as well as numerous tutorials and historical expositions on each of the topicsHigh pedagogical value makes the book a timeless referenceReviews: "It is a veritable kaleidoscope of never-before-published historical, pedagogical, and futuristic technical visions on three timely topics of intense interest for both lay readers and experts alike." Zentralblatt MATH



Perspectives on Organisms

Perspectives on Organisms Author Giuseppe Longo
ISBN-10 9783642359385
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 283
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This authored monograph introduces a genuinely theoretical approach to biology. Starting point is the investigation of empirical biological scaling including their variability, which is found in the literature, e.g. allometric relationships, fractals, etc. The book then analyzes two different aspects of biological time: first, a supplementary temporal dimension to accommodate proper biological rhythms; secondly, the concepts of protension and retention as a means of local organization of time in living organisms. Moreover, the book investigates the role of symmetry in biology, in view of its ubiquitous importance in physics. In relation with the notion of extended critical transitions, the book proposes that organisms and their evolution can be characterized by continued symmetry changes, which accounts for the irreducibility of their historicity and variability. The authors also introduce the concept of anti-entropy as a measure for the potential of variability, being equally understood as alterations in symmetry. By this, the book provides a mathematical account of Gould's analysis of phenotypic complexity with respect to biological evolution. The target audience primarily comprises researchers interested in new theoretical approaches to biology, from physical, biological or philosophical backgrounds, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students who want to enter this field.



Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell Author Bruce Alberts
ISBN-10 9781317563747
Release 2017-08-07
Pages 1464
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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.



Rhythms of the Brain

Rhythms of the Brain Author Gyorgy Buzsaki
ISBN-10 9780198041252
Release 2006-08-03
Pages 464
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This book provides eloquent support for the idea that spontaneous neuron activity, far from being mere noise, is actually the source of our cognitive abilities. In a sequence of "cycles," György Buzsáki guides the reader from the physics of oscillations through neuronal assembly organization to complex cognitive processing and memory storage. His clear, fluid writing-accessible to any reader with some scientific knowledge-is supplemented by extensive footnotes and references that make it just as gratifying and instructive a read for the specialist. The coherent view of a single author who has been at the forefront of research in this exciting field, this volume is essential reading for anyone interested in our rapidly evolving understanding of the brain.



Memristor Networks

Memristor Networks Author Andrew Adamatzky
ISBN-10 9783319026305
Release 2013-12-18
Pages 720
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Using memristors one can achieve circuit functionalities that are not possible to establish with resistors, capacitors and inductors, therefore the memristor is of great pragmatic usefulness. Potential unique applications of memristors are in spintronic devices, ultra-dense information storage, neuromorphic circuits and programmable electronics. Memristor Networks focuses on the design, fabrication, modelling of and implementation of computation in spatially extended discrete media with many memristors. Top experts in computer science, mathematics, electronics, physics and computer engineering present foundations of the memristor theory and applications, demonstrate how to design neuromorphic network architectures based on memristor assembles, analyse varieties of the dynamic behaviour of memristive networks and show how to realise computing devices from memristors. All aspects of memristor networks are presented in detail, in a fully accessible style. An indispensable source of information and an inspiring reference text, Memristor Networks is an invaluable resource for future generations of computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists and engineers.



Symmetry and Complexity

Symmetry and Complexity Author Klaus Mainzer
ISBN-10 9789814480819
Release 2005-06-10
Pages 448
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' Cosmic evolution leads from symmetry to complexity by symmetry breaking and phase transitions. The emergence of new order and structure in nature and society is explained by physical, chemical, biological, social and economic self-organization, according to the laws of nonlinear dynamics. All these dynamical systems are considered computational systems processing information and entropy. Are symmetry and complexity only useful models of science or are they universals of reality? Symmetry and Complexity discusses the fascinating insights gained from natural, social and computer sciences, philosophy and the arts. With many diagrams and pictures, this book illustrates the spirit and beauty of nonlinear science. In the complex world of globalization, it strongly argues for unity in diversity. Contents:Symmetry and Complexity in Early Culture and PhilosophySymmetry and Complexity in MathematicsSymmetry and Complexity in Physical SciencesSymmetry and Complexity in Chemical SciencesSymmetry and Complexity in Life SciencesSymmetry and Complexity in Economic and Social SciencesSymmetry and Complexity in Computer ScienceSymmetry and Complexity in Philosophy and Arts Readership: Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, academics, and professionals in interdisciplinary sciences. Keywords:Symmetry;Symmetry Breaking;Complexity;Nonlinear Science;Dynamical System;Chaos;Bifurcation;Fractal;Computational System;Information Dynamics;Philosophy of Science;ArtsKey Features:Valuable insights from natural, social and computer sciencesAttractive pictures and illustrations enhancing the spirit and beauty of nonlinear scienceReviews:“This outstanding book is a general overview of the notion of symmetry and its many connections to the ideas of complexity … The book will be especially useful to the intelligent general reader as well as advanced undergraduate students looking for challenging technical problems to solve, reconfigure, or redefine.”Zentralblatt MATH '



Symmetry Breaking in Biology

Symmetry Breaking in Biology Author Rong Li
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215474383
Release 2010
Pages 301
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Experts examine the mechanisms by which cells polarize, divide asymmetrically, and produce asymmetric structures, providing examples from bacteria, yeast, plants, invertebrates, and mammals. Discussion include the molecular basis of polarization, mechanisms, and more.



Complexity and the Arrow of Time

Complexity and the Arrow of Time Author Charles H. Lineweaver
ISBN-10 9781107276635
Release 2013-08-08
Pages
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There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is 'getting more complex with time'. This book brings together a wide range of experts in science, philosophy and theology and unveils their joint effort in exploring this idea. They confront essential problems behind the theory of complexity and the role of life within it: what is complexity? When does it increase, and why? Is the universe evolving towards states of ever greater complexity and diversity? If so, what is the source of this universal enrichment? This book addresses those difficult questions, and offers a unique cross-disciplinary perspective on some of the most profound issues at the heart of science and philosophy. Readers will gain insights in complexity that reach deep into key areas of physics, biology, complexity science, philosophy and religion.



Synchronicity

Synchronicity Author Joseph Cambray
ISBN-10 9781603443005
Release 2012-01-07
Pages 168
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Also available in an open-access, full-text edition at http://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/88024 In 1952 C. G. Jung published a paradoxical hypothesis on synchronicity that marked an attempt to expand the western world’s conception of the relationship between nature and the psyche. Jung’s hypothesis sought to break down the polarizing cause-effect assessment of the world and psyche, suggesting that everything is interconnected. Thus, synchronicity is both "a meaningful event" and "an acausal connecting principle." Evaluating the world in this manner opened the door to "exploring the possibility of meaning in chance or random events, deciphering if and when meaning might be present even if outside conscious awareness." Now, after contextualizing Jung’s work in relation to contemporary scientific advancements such as relativity and quantum theories, Joseph Cambray explores in this book how Jung’s theories, practices, and clinical methods influenced the current field of complexity theory, which works with a paradox similar to Jung’s synchronicity: the importance of symmetry as well as the need to break that symmetry for "emergence" to occur. Finally, Cambray provides his unique contribution to the field by attempting to trace "cultural synchronicities," a reconsideration of historical events in terms of their synchronistic aspects. For example, he examines the emergence of democracy in ancient Greece in order "to find a model of group decision making based on emergentist principles with a synchronistic core."



How Nature Works

How Nature Works Author Ivan Zelinka
ISBN-10 9783319002545
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 290
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This book is based on the outcome of the “2012 Interdisciplinary Symposium on Complex Systems” held at the island of Kos. The book consists of 12 selected papers of the symposium starting with a comprehensive overview and classification of complexity problems, continuing by chapters about complexity, its observation, modeling and its applications to solving various problems including real-life applications. More exactly, readers will have an encounter with the structural complexity of vortex flows, the use of chaotic dynamics within evolutionary algorithms, complexity in synthetic biology, types of complexity hidden inside evolutionary dynamics and possible controlling methods, complexity of rugged landscapes, and more. All selected papers represent innovative ideas, philosophical overviews and state-of-the-art discussions on aspects of complexity. The book will be useful as instructional material for senior undergraduate and entry-level graduate students in computer science, physics, applied mathematics and engineering-type work in the area of complexity. The book will also be valuable as a resource of knowledge for practitioners who want to apply complexity to solve real-life problems in their own challenging applications. The authors and editors hope that readers will be inspired to do their own experiments and simulations, based on information reported in this book, thereby moving beyond the scope of the book.



Symmetry Causality Mind

Symmetry  Causality  Mind Author Michael Leyton
ISBN-10 0262621312
Release 1992
Pages 630
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In this investigation of the psychological relationship between shape and time, Leyton argues compellingly that shape is used by the mind to recover the past and as such it forms a basis for memory.



Symmetry 2

Symmetry 2 Author I. Hargittai
ISBN-10 9781483299495
Release 2016-02-25
Pages 1084
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Symmetry 2 aims to present an overview of the contemporary status of symmetry studies, particularly in the arts and sciences, emphasizing both its role and importance. Symmetry is not only one of the fundamental concepts in science, but is also possibly the best unifying concept between various branches of science, the arts and other human activities. Whereas symmetry has been considered important for centuries primarily for its aesthetic appeal, this century has witnessed a dramatic enhancement of its status as a cornerstone in the sciences. In addition to traditionally symmetry-oriented fields such as crystallography and spectroscopy, the concept has made headway in fields as varied as reaction chemistry, nuclear physics, and the study of the origin of the universe. The book was initiated in response to the success of the first volume, which not only received good reviews, but received the award for "The Best Single Issue of a Journal" by the Association of American Publishers for 1986. The second volume extends the application of symmetry to new fields, such as medical sciences and economics, as well as investigating further certain topics introduced in Symmetry. The book is extensively illustrated and with over 64 contributions from 16 countries presents an international overview of the nature and diversity of symmetry studies today.



COMETS

COMETS Author David J. Eicher
ISBN-10 9781107513501
Release 2013-09-23
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Join David J. Eicher in this fast-paced and entertaining journey through the history, present, and future of these important yet mysterious cosmic bodies. From ancient times, humans have been fascinated by 'broom stars' and 'blazing scimitars' lighting up the sky and moving against the fixed background of stars. The Great Comets of our time still receive in-depth attention - ISON, Hale-Bopp, Hyakutake, West, and others - while recent spacecraft encounters offer amazing insight into the earliest days of the solar system. In this guide you will discover the cutting-edge science of what comets are, how they behave, where they reside, how groups of comets are related, and much more. The author carefully explores the ideas relating comets and life on Earth - and the danger posed by impacts. He finishes with practical, how-to techniques, tips, and tricks on how to successfully observe comets and even to capture your own images of them.



A Theory of Architecture

A Theory of Architecture Author Nikos A. Salingaros
ISBN-10 9783937954073
Release 2006
Pages 278
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More than a decade in the making, this is a textbook of architecture rich with design techniques and useful for every architect whether a first-year students or experienced practicing architects. The book teaches the reader how to design by adapting to human needs and sensibilities, yet independently of any particular style. It explains much of what people instinctively know about architecture, and puts that knowledge for the first time in a concise, understandable form. There has not been such a book treating the very essence of architecture. Preface by the Prince of Wales



No Free Lunch

No Free Lunch Author William A. Dembski
ISBN-10 074255810X
Release 2006-11-28
Pages 404
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Darwin's greatest accomplishment was to show how life might be explained as the result of natural selection. But does Darwin's theory mean that life was unintended? William A. Dembski argues that it does not. As the leading proponent of intelligent design, Dembski reveals a designer capable of originating the complexity and specificity found throughout the cosmos. Scientists and theologians alike will find this book of interest as it brings the question of creation firmly into the realm of scientific debate. The paperback is updated with a new Preface by the author.