406 pages, 140 illustrations
The environmental and chemical sciences are ever more reliant on computers. This dependence needs formalization, and the theory of algebraic relations is one possibility. Under algebraic relations, "order" turns out to be of special interest in many applicational fields. Internationally renowned authors explain the theory and practice of order relations in such a way, that no specific mathematical skill is needed to understand the advantages of this algebraization. As the order relations are very general and simple, they can be used quite universally. For example, the structure of chemicals and their properties; evaluation of waste disposal sites, decision support for river management; and the way to measure biodiversity are examples of the broadness of the concept.
Partial Order in Environmental Sciences and Chemistry is recommended to those who are interested in the interface between sciences and management.
- Chemistry and Partial Order
- Environmental Chemistry and Systems
- Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships
- Decision support
- Field, Monitoring and Information
- Rules and Complexity
- Historical remarks
- Introductory References
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Rainer Bruggemann studied chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich. He received his PhD in 1977. He joined a research group in 1980 at the Technical University of Berlin. 1984 saw him move to the GSF–National Research Center for Environment and Health in Neuherberg near Munich. Since 1996 he is senior scientist at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin.
Lars Carlsen studied chemistry at the University in Copenhagen. He received his PhD in 1977 and his DSc in 1989. In 1991 he joined the National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark as Director of the Department of Environmental Chemistry. Since 1999 he has been an assigned professor in environmental chemistry at the Roskilde University, Denmark, and in 2000 he founded his own consultancy, "Awareness Center".