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System Theory

  • Quantitative Semiotic Analysisby Dario Compagno

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 97.87

    ​This contributed volume gives access to semiotic researches adopting a quantitative stance. European semiotics is traditionally based on immanent methodologies: meaning is seen as an autonomous dimension of human existence, whose laws can be investigated via purely qualitative analytical and reflexive analysis. Today, researches crossing disciplinary... more...

  • Statistical Physics and Computational Methods for Evolutionary Game Theoryby Marco Alberto Javarone

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 52.60

    This book presents an introduction to Evolutionary Game Theory (EGT) which is an emerging field in the area of complex systems attracting the attention of researchers from disparate scientific communities. EGT allows one to represent and study several complex phenomena, such as the emergence of cooperation in social systems, the role of conformity... more...

  • CFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing 2018by Laurentiu Nastac; Koulis Pericleous; Adrian S. Sabau; Lifeng Zhang; Brian G. Thomas

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 232.46

    This collection presents contributions on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling and simulation of engineering processes from researchers and engineers involved in the modeling of multiscale and multiphase phenomena in material processing systems.    The following processes are covered: Additive Manufacturing (Selective Laser Melting and Laser... more...

  • Regional Analysis of Time-Fractional Diffusion Processesby Fudong Ge; YangQuan Chen; Chunhai Kou

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 122.34

    This monograph provides an accessible introduction to the regional analysis of fractional diffusion processes. It begins with background coverage of fractional calculus, functional analysis, distributed parameter systems and relevant basic control theory. New research problems are then defined in terms of their actuation and sensing policies within... more...

  • Econodynamicsby Vladimir N. Pokrovskii

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 110.11

    This book explains how the growth of production is connected with achievements in technological consumption of labour and energy. The theory allows one to analyse the past and present of the social production system and to build scripts for future progress. more...

  • Energy, Information, Feedback, Adaptation, and Self-organizationby Spyros G Tzafestas

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 255.72

    This unique book offers a comprehensive and integrated introduction to the five fundamental elements of life and society: energy, information, feedback, adaptation, and self-organization. It is divided into two parts. Part I is concerned with energy (definition, history, energy types, energy sources, environmental impact); thermodynamics (laws, entropy... more...

  • Diffusive Spreading in Nature, Technology and Societyby Armin Bunde; Jürgen Caro; Jörg Kärger; Gero Vogl

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 110.11

    This book deals with randomly moving objects and their spreading. The objects considered are particles like atoms and molecules, but also living beings such as humans, animals, plants, bacteria and even abstract entities like ideas, rumors, information, innovations and linguistic features. The book explores and communicates the laws behind these movements... more...

  • Self-organizing Coalitions for Managing Complexityby Juan C. Burguillo

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 159.05

    This book provides an interdisciplinary approach to complexity, combining ideas from areas like complex networks, cellular automata, multi-agent systems, self-organization and game theory. The first part of the book provides an extensive introduction to these areas, while the second explores a range of research scenarios. Lastly, the book presents... more...

  • Intangible Lifeby A.H. Louie

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 103.99

    This rare publication continues an exploratory journey in relational biology, a study of biology in terms of the organization of networked connections in living systems. It builds on the author’s two earlier monographs which looked at the epistemology of life and the ontogeny of life. Here the emphasis is on the intangibility of life, that the real... more...

  • Bursty Human Dynamicsby Márton Karsai; Hang-Hyun Jo; Kimmo Kaski

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 52.60

    This book provides a comprehensive overview on emergent bursty patterns in the dynamics of human behaviour. It presents common and alternative understanding of the investigated phenomena, and points out open questions worthy of further investigations. The book is structured as follows. In the introduction the authors discuss the motivation of the... more...