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Theoretical biology and complexity : three essays on the natural philosophy of complex systems

Author: I W Richardson; Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie; Robert Rosen
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Academic Press, 1985.
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Theoretical Biology and Complexity: Three Essays on the Natural Philosophy of Complex Systems is made up of three short essays-each separately conceived and written, each with distinct thrusts and emphases, but nevertheless closely related in substance and spirit. All three spring from a common concern: to grasp and comprehend the material basis of living systems. The first essay is about the interaction between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: I W Richardson; Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie; Robert Rosen
ISBN: 9781483272344 1483272346
OCLC Number: 893740592
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages)
Contents: The dynamics and energetics of complex real systems / I.W. Richardson --
Categorical system theory / A.H. Louie --
Organisms as causal systems which are not mechanisms / Robert Rosen. Front Cover; Theoretical Biology and Complexity: Three Essays onthe Natural Philosophyof Complex Systems; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1. The Dynamics and Energetics of Complex Real Systems; I. INTRODUCTION; II. HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE; III. FORCES AND FIELDS; IV. CONGRUENCE OF REPRESENTATIONS; V. SCALAR POTENTIAL ENERGY; VI. VECTOR POTENTIAL ENERGY; VII. FIELD EQUATIONS; VIII. PSEUDO-POTENTIALS; REFERENCES; Chapter 2. Categorical System Theory; LIST OF SPECIAL SYMBOLS; I. INTRODUCTION; II. PRELIMINARIES: CATEGORY THEORY. III. THE CATEGORY OF FORMAL SYSTEMSIV. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS; V. TOPOLOGICAL DYNAMICS; VI. THE CATEGORY OF NATURAL SYSTEMS; VII. BIOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS; VIII. CONCLUSION; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; REFERENCES; Chapter 3. Organisms as Causal Systems Which Are Not Mechanisms: An Essay into the Nature of Complexity; I. INTRODUCTION; II. BIOLOGY AND OTHER SCIENCES; III. RELATIONAL BIOLOGY; IV. THE (M, R)-SYSTEMS; V.A FIRST ATTEMPT AT REALIZATION OF (M, R)-SYSTEMS; VI. THE MODELLING RELATION; VII. THE NEWTONIAN PARADIGM; VIII. MAPPINGS AND ""SYSTEM LAWS"" IN THE NEWTONIAN PARADIGM; IX. CAUSALITY. X. COMPLEX SYSTEMSXI. AN ALTERNATE APPROACH: ""INFORMATION""; XII. CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Rosen.

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Theoretical Biology and Complexity: Three Essays on the Natural Philosophy of Complex Systems is made up of three short essays-each separately conceived and written, each with distinct thrusts and emphases, but nevertheless closely related in substance and spirit. All three spring from a common concern: to grasp and comprehend the material basis of living systems. The first essay is about the interaction between particles and the consequent observable manifestations. It casts the analysis of the measurement process into an elegant dualism relating modes of description, and explores the conseq.

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