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Principles of quantitative living systems science

Author: James R Simms
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©1999.
Series: IFSR international series on systems science and engineering, v. 13.
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Simms, James R., 1924-
Principles of quantitative living systems science.
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©1999
(DLC) 98042066
Online version:
Simms, James R., 1924-
Principles of quantitative living systems science.
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©1999
(OCoLC)760808564
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James R Simms
ISBN: 0306459795 9780306459795 0306469669 9780306469664 661020537X 9786610205370
OCLC Number: 231581714
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 280 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover --
Foreword --
Preface --
Table of Contents --
Chapter 1. Introduction --
1.1. Model for Emergency of the Quantitative Sciences --
1.2. Prerequisites for Quantitative Living Systems Science --
1.3. Fundamental Concepts --
1.4. First Principles --
1.5. Organization of This Book --
Chapter 2. Quantification of Behavior --
2.1. Introduction --
2.2. Definition of Behavior --
2.3. Observation of Behavioral Phenomena --
2.4. Measurement of Behavioral Phenomena --
2.5. Available Energy --
2.6. Summary and Conclusion --
Chapter 3. Capacity to Direct Energy --
3.1. Introduction --
3.2. General Concept --
3.3. Minerals --
3.4. Plants --
3.5. Animals --
3.6. Summary --
Chapter 4. Behavioral Information --
4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Neural Behavioral Information --
4.3. Chemical Behavioral Information --
4.4. Genetic Information --
4.5. Summary --
Chapter 5. Fundamental Equations for the Behaviors of Animals --
5.1. Introduction --
5.2. The Quantitative Science Evolution Model --
5.3. Living Systems' Behavioral Relationships --
5.4. Quantitative Living Systems' Behavioral Relationships --
5.5. Specific Capacity to Direct Energy --
5.6. Multiple Motor Units --
5.7. Summary --
Chapter 6. Living Systems ScienceEvolution --
6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Expanded Evolution Model --
6.3. Status of Living Systems Science Evolution --
6.4. The Next Phase --
6.5. Summary --
Chapter 7. Autonomous Animal Behavior --
7.1. Introduction --
7.2. Concepts --
7.3. The Cardiovascular System --
7.4. The Respiratory System --
7.5. The Digestive System --
7.6. Summary and Conclusions --
Chapter 8 . Nonvolitional Behaviors --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. Concepts --
8.3. The Thermal System --
8.4. The Gravitational System --
8.5. Light Energy Responses --
8.6. Mechanical Environment --
8.7. Summary and Conclusions --
Chapter 9 . Volitional Behaviors --
9.1. Introduction --
9.2. Conceptual Volitional Motor Unit System --
9.3. Motoneuron Characteristics --
9.4. Volitional Motor Unit System BehaviorsSpatial Summation --
9.5. Volitional Motor Unit System BehaviorsTemporal Summation --
9.6. Neural "Decider" Conceptual System --
9.7. Food Acquisition --
9.8. Thermal Phenomena Volitional Behaviors --
9.9. Summary --
Chapter 10 . Total Behavior of Individuals --
10.1 Introduction --
10.2. Methodology and Concepts --
10.3. Single-cell Animals --
10.4. Simple Multicellular Animals --
10.5. Coelenterates --
10.6. Vertebrates --
10.7. Humans --
10.8. Summary --
Chapter 11. Summary and Findings --
11.1 Introduction --
11.2 Formulation of ideas and concepts --
11.3 Hypotheses --
11.4 Initial Testing and Verification --
11.5. Invention of a Fundamental Measure of Information --
11.6 Fundamental Equations --
11.7 Living System Science Evolution --
11.8. Testing and Validation --
11.9 Major Findings --
11.10. Other Findings and Applications --
Appendix. Unit of Neural Information --
A.1. Introduction --
A.2. Information Associated with Heart Behavior --
A.3. Specific Ca
Series Title: IFSR international series on systems science and engineering, v. 13.
Responsibility: James R. Simms ; foreword by James Grier Miller and Jessie L. Miller.

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