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Emergence, Analysis and Evolution of Structures

Concepts and Strategies Across Disciplines

  • Klaus Lucas
  • Peter Roosen


  • This book goes well beyond the transdisciplinary fundamentals and offers the reader a large variety of real-world case studies.


Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Klaus Lucas, Peter Roosen
    Pages 1-4
  3. Klaus Lucas, Peter Roosen
    Pages 5-73
  4. Klaus Lucas, Peter Roosen
    Pages 75-259
  5. Klaus Lucas, Peter Roosen
    Pages 261-271
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 1-37

About this book


The study of structures and structure generating processes is a common concern of all scientific and technical disciplines.

The present volume presents an interdisciplinary investigation of the different methods of analysis and modelling which, while differing considerably in detail, usually have evolutionary adaption or development schemes at their core.

The book naturally falls into three parts - a first part summarizing the transdisciplinary fundamentals, a second part discussing in detail case studies from various fields (production engineering, medicine, management, molecular biology, energy engineering, civil engineering, logistics, sociology, physics) and a shorter outlook on the transdisciplinary perspective.


Analysis Natur Pareto optimization dynamical structures evolution evolutionary algorithm medicine structure formation

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Lucas
    • 1
  • Peter Roosen
    • 2
  1. 1.FB 4RWTH AachenAachenGermany
  2. 2.Energiesystemen und thermochemischenGesellschaft zur Optimierung vonAachenGermany

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