An Introduction Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions and Self-Organization in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

  • Hermann Haken

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  14. Back Matter
    Pages 337-358

About this book


The publication of this second edition was motivated by several facts. First of all, the first edition had been sold out in less than one year. It had found excellent critics and enthusiastic responses from professors and students welcoming this new interdisciplinary approach. This appreciation is reflected by the fact that the book is presently translated into Russian and Japanese also. I have used this opportunity to include some of the most interesting recent developments. Therefore I have added a whole new chapter on the fascinating and rapidly growing field of chaos dealing with irregular motion caused by deterministic forces. This kind of phenomenon is presently found in quite diverse fields ranging from physics to biology. Furthermore I have included a section on the analytical treatment of a morphogenetic model using the order parameter concept developed in this book. Among the further additions, there is now a complete description of the onset of ultrashort laser pulses. It goes without· saying that the few minor mis­ prints or errors of the first edition have been corrected. I wish to thank all who have helped me to incorporate these additions.


Synergie biology chaos fields laser physics synergetics

Authors and affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-96471-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-96469-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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