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Complexity in Chemistry, Biology, and Ecology


Mathematical and Computational Chemistry

von: Danail D. Bonchev, Dennis Rouvray

154,69 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 03.05.2007
ISBN/EAN: 9780387258713
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 344

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The book offers new concepts and ideas that broaden reader’s perception of modern science.
Internationally established experts present the inspiring new science of complexity, which discovers new general laws covering wide range of science areas.

The book offers a broader view on complexity based on the expertise of the related areas of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, ecology, and physics.

Contains methodologies for assessing the complexity of systems that can be directly applied to proteomics and genomics, and network analysis in biology, medicine, and ecology.
As we were at pains to point out in the companion volume to this mo- graph, entitled Complexity in Chemistry: Introduction and Fundamentals, complexity is to be encountered just about everywhere. All that is needed forustoseeitisasuitablytrainedeyeanditthenappearsalmostmagically in all manner of guises. Because of its ubiquity, complexity has been and currentlystillisbeingde?nedinanumberofdifferentways. Someofthese de?nitions have led us to major and powerful new insights. Thus, even in the present monograph, the important distinction is drawn between the - terpretations of the concepts of complexity and complication and this is shown to have a signi?cant bearing on how systems are modeled. Having said this, however, we should not fail to mention that the broad consensus that now gained acceptance is that all of the de?nitions of complexity are in the last analysis to be understood in essentially intuitive terms. Such de?nitions will therefore always have a certain degree of fuzziness as- ciated with them. But this latter desideratum should in no way be viewed as diminishing the great usefulness of the concept in any of the many scienti?c disciplines to which it can be applied. In the chapters that are included in this monograph the fact that differing concepts of complexity can be utilized in a variety of disciplines is made explicit. The speci?c d- ciplines that we embrace herein are chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and ecology. Chapter 1, “On the Complexity of Fullerenes and Nanotubes,” is wr- ten by an international team of scientists led by Milan Randic.
On the Complexity of Fullerenes and Nanotubes.- Complexity and Self-Organization in Biological Development and Evolution.- The Circle That Never Ends: Can Complexity be Made Simple?.- Graphs as Models of Large-Scale Biochemical Organization.- Quantitative Measures of Network Complexity.- Cellular Automata Models of Complex Biochemical Systems.- The Complex Nature of Ecodynamics.
This book, written by an international team of experts, introduces the reader to various aspects of complexity theory and its applications. It illustrates the latest trends in science to go beyond the mechanistic Newtonian view of the world by shifting the focus to self-organization, adaptation, and emergent phenomena. The authors discuss these properties of complex systems in biology, ecology and chemistry along with the structure and interconnectedness of the "layers" of complexity. The qualitative description is complemented by a discussion of methods for complexity quantification. Networks are covered in detail as a universal language of the complex world.
General readers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in life sciences, chemistry, and nanotechnology will find this book to be of great interest.
Offers new concepts and ideas that broaden reader’s perception of modern science
Internationally established experts present the inspiring new science of complexity, which discovers new general laws covering wide range of science areas
Offers a broader view on complexity based on the expertise of the related areas of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, ecology, and physics
Contains methodologies for assessing the complexity of systems that can be directly applied to proteomics and genomics, and network analysis in biology, medicine, and ecology

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