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Large Scale Systems: Decentralization, Structure Constraints, and Fixed Modes (Lecture Notes in Control & Information Sciences)

Large Scale Systems: Decentralization, Structure Constraints, and Fixed Modes (Lecture Notes in Control & Information Sciences) Lowest used price: $1.60
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Author: L. Trave

This book is devoted to Large Scale Systems methodologies including decomposition, aggregation, and model reduction techniques. The focus is put on theoretical and practical results resulting from the application of these techniques in the area of stability and decentralized control. Every result is illustrated by examples to facilitate understanding. The appendices provide a collection of ready-to-use packages implementing some algorithms included in the book. Graduate students concerned with system and control theory will be interested in this book, since it offers a global synthesis on the problem of structurally constrained control. The book addresses also scientists and lecturers in the areas of large scale systems and control theory.


Measures of Complexity: Proceedings of the Conference Held in Rome (Lecture Notes in Physics)

Measures of Complexity: Proceedings of the Conference Held in Rome (Lecture Notes in Physics) Lowest used price: $10.00
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Author: L. Peliti


Complex Systems: Operational Approaches in Neurobiology, Physics and Computers (Springer Series in Synergetics, Vol 31)

Complex Systems: Operational Approaches in Neurobiology, Physics and Computers (Springer Series in Synergetics, Vol 31) Lowest new price: $609.36
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System theory -- Congresses. Neurobiology -- Congresses. Physics -- Congresses.


Synergetics-From Microscopic to Macroscopic Order: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Synergetics (Springer Series in Synergetics)

Synergetics-From Microscopic to Macroscopic Order: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Synergetics (Springer Series in Synergetics) Lowest new price: $1,120.00
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Chaos and Order in Nature (Springer series in synergetics)

Chaos and Order in Nature (Springer series in synergetics) Lowest used price: $14.91
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Author: H. Haken

This book contains the invited papers of an international symposium on synergetics; which was held at Schlol3 Elmau, Bavaria, FRG, April 27 to May 1, 1981. At our previous meetings on synergetics the self-organized formation of structures in quite different disciplines stood in the foreground of our interest. More recently it has turned out that phenomena characterized by the word "chaos" appear in various disciplines, and again far-reaching analogies in the behavior of quite different systems become visible. Therefore this meeting was devoted not only to problems connected with the occurrence of ordered structures but also to most recent results obtained in the study of chaotic motion. In the strict mathematical sense we are dealing here with deterministic chaos, i. e. , irregular motion described by deter­ ministic equations. While in this relatively young fieJd of research computer ex­ periments and computer simulations predominated in the past, there now seems to be a change of trend, namely to study certain regular features of chaos by analytical metbods. I think considerable progress has been achieved in this respect quite recently. This theoretical work is paralleled by a number of very beautiful experi­ ments in different fields, e. g. , fluid dynamics, solid-state physics, and chemistry. For the first time at this kind of meeting we have included plasma physics, which presents a number of most fascinating problems with respect to instabilities, formation of structures, and related phenomena.


Dynamics and Thermodynamics in Hierarchically Organized Systems: Applications in Physics, Biology, and Economics (Ifsr International Series on Syste)

Dynamics and Thermodynamics in Hierarchically Organized Systems: Applications in Physics, Biology, and Economics (Ifsr International Series on Syste) Lowest new price: $376.34
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Author: Pierre Auger


Evolution of Dynamical Structures in Complex Systems: Proceedings of the International Symposium Stuttgart, July 16-17, 1992 (Springer Proceedings in Physics)

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Author: R. Friedrich

"Evolution of Dynamical Structures in Complex Systems" is dedicated to the founder of synergetics, Hermann Haken, on the occasion of his 65th birthday. This volume is an attempt to gather together and review the new results and de­ velopments achieved by researchers from various fields during the last few years. The contents bear witness to the great success in the development of general approaches to synergetic systems as well as remarkable progress in the more tra­ ditional fields of synergetics such as lasers and nonlinear optics, hydrodynamics, condensed matter physics, biology, and sociology. Since their inception, the concepts of synergetics and rigorous mathematical theories have been extended to other scientific disciplines such as medicine, artifi­ cial intelligence and synergetic computers, and psychology. Here too, these ideas have yielded new insights, raised unexpected questions and produced innovations in both theoretical and experimental projects. The conception of self-organization, the central theme of Hermann Haken' s scientific work, has stimulated epistemo­ logical studies that draw relations between synergetics and the German romantic "Naturphilosophie". It is fascinating to observe how these intuitive notions of self-organization, etc., have now evolved into a precise and holistic scientific comprehension of synergetic systems. We express our deep gratitude to Dr. Angela Lahee from Springer-Verlag for her valuable help during the preparation of this book. Stuttgart R. Frjedrjch March 1992 .4.. Wunder}jn Contents Part I General Approaches On the Principles of Synergetics By A. Wunderlin ...................................... 3 Elements of a Synergetics of Evolutionary Processes By W. Ebeling ......................... . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 42 .


Ubiquity

Ubiquity Author: Mark Buchanan


Elimination of Risk in Systems: Practical Principles for Eliminating and Reducing Risk in Complex Systems

Elimination of Risk in Systems: Practical Principles for Eliminating and Reducing Risk in Complex Systems List price: $34.95
Author: James Bradley

This book introduces a new set of practical principles for eliminating and reducing risk in any kind of system, whether financial or non financial and including engineering, computer and business systems -- and even military systems.

Although these new principle have come from research into risk in engineering and computer systems, surprisingly, they also resolve an old dispute in the investment arena, between the academic theorists who use the beta measure of risk and the followers of the ideas of the late Benjamin Graham, and his famous disciple, Warren Buffett. Each side is well known for castigating the theories and ideas of the other, with seemingly little common ground.

The new risk principles, and principles for eliminating risk, show clearly that both sides in this famous dispute are right, for the new principles bridge the gap between the two. They show that the beta-theory proponents simply had failed to develop their theory far enough -- their risk measure in particular -- to include risk elimination possibilities.

At the heart of the new theory of risk in systems are two ideas: first, the idea of extending the risk measure to include average system output loss with respect to the best-case system output, and second, the idea of eliminating those output losses with respect to the best case, thus preserving the benefit of running the risk.

The author presents the new principles along with many practical and numerical examples, and the essential ideas are clearly explained. Nevertheless, if you examine the material closely, you will find that it will withstand a rigorous analysis.

There are some elementary mathematical relationships in the book, but because their meaning is also well explained in words, and reinforced by practical examples, these can often be skipped. The intent is to enable you to grasp the ideas and concepts well enough to enable you to put them to practical use, in whatever your field of endeavor, anything from spacecraft engineering, to computer systems design, to investment management.


Systems Approach: An Introduction

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Author: Vincent Luchsinger


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