James Nation,Irina Trofimova,John D. Rand,William Sulis: Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems

Formal Descriptions of Developing Systems

Author: James Nation,Irina Trofimova,John D. Rand,William Sulis
Number of Pages: 306 pages
Published Date: 01 Dec 2003
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Publication Country: United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781402015687
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A cutting-edge survey of formal methods directed specifically at dealing with the deep mathematical problems engendered by the study of developing systems, in particular dealing with developing phase spaces, changing components, structures and functionalities, and the problem of emergence. Several papers deal with the modelling of particular experimental situations in population biology, economics and plant and muscle developments in addition to purely theoretical approaches. Novel approaches include differential inclusions and viability theory, growth tensors, archetypal dynamics, ensembles with variable structures, and complex system models. The papers represent the work of theoreticians and experimental biologists, psychologists and economists. The areas covered embrace complex systems, the development of artificial life, mathematics, computer science, biology and psychology.