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Physics of Self-Organization and Evolution

By: Werner Ebeling and Rainer Feistel

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Sep 2011 | #193992 | ISBN-13: 9783527409631
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About this book

This thoroughly updated version of the German authoritative work on self-organization has been completely rewritten by internationally renowned experts and experienced book authors to also include a review of more recent literature. The result is a one-stop resource relevant to many scientific fields, including mathematical physics, biophysics, information science and nanotechnology.


Contents

- Introduction to the field of self-organization
- Fundamental laws of equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics
- Evolution of the earth and the terrestrial climate
- Nonlinear dynamics, instabilities and fluctuations
- Self-reproduction, multistability and information transfer as basic mechanisms of evolution
- Competition and selection processes
- Models of evolution processes
- Self-organization of information and symbols
- On the origin of life
- Conclusion and outlook


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Biography

Werner Ebeling is Professor em. at the prestigious Humboldt University in Berlin. His research interests focus on self organization, non-linear systems and dynamics and quantum statistics. He has authored a large number of books in three languages, some of them published with Akademie-Verlag (now part of Wiley) as well as an impressive array of research papers. He has been closely working with Rainer Feistel, who also is already author for Wiley. His research is on thermodynamics of seawater and theory of complex systems. He also has authored many papers and books, partly together with Prof. Ebeling.

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