A Perspective Look at Nonlinear Media

From Physics to Biology and Social Sciences

  • Editors
  • Jürgen Parisi
  • Stefan C. Müller
  • Walter Zimmermann
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 503)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. H. Held, J. Schlichter, H. Walther
    Pages 1-18
  3. M. Bestehorn, R. Friedrich
    Pages 31-44
  4. Hanns Walter Müller
    Pages 45-60
  5. Andreas G. Class
    Pages 61-74
  6. Stefan J. Linz
    Pages 110-121
  7. Wolfgang Weidlich
    Pages 140-162
  8. Florian Siegert, Bakhtier Vasiev, Cornelis J. Weijer
    Pages 163-178
  9. Otto E. Rössler, John L. Hudson, Reimara Rössler, Jürgen Parisi
    Pages 192-196
  10. Christian V. Forst
    Pages 207-226
  11. Wolfgang Hanke, Markus Goldermann, Sabine Brand, Vera Maura Fernandes de Lima
    Pages 227-243
  12. H. Brandtstädter, M. Braune, H. Engel
    Pages 271-282
  13. R. D. Otterstedt, N. I. Jaeger, P. J. Plath, J. L. Hudson
    Pages 283-291
  14. Jens Eggers
    Pages 305-312
  15. R. Friedrich, Th. Galla, A. Naert, J. Peinke, Th. Schimmel
    Pages 313-326
  16. Bruno Eckhardt, Kerstin Marzinzik, Armin Schmiegel
    Pages 327-338
  17. Georg Heinz, Vadim Ya. Pokrovskii, Matthias Goldbach, Achim Kittel, Jürgen Parisi
    Pages 339-347
  18. Ingo Fischer, Ortwin Hess, Wolfgang Elsäßer
    Pages 362-369
  19. Otto E. Rössler, Heinrich Kuypers, Jürgen Parisi
    Pages 370-372

About these proceedings


Concepts of nonlinear physics are applied to an increasing number of research disciplines. With this volume, the editors offer a selection of articles on nonlinear topics in progress, ranging from physics and chemistry to biology and some applications of social science. The book covers quantum optics, electron crystallization, cellular or flow patterns in fluids and in granular media, biological systems, and the control of brain structures via neuronal excitation. Chemical patterns are looked at both in bulk solutions and on surfaces in heterogeneous systems. From regular structures, the authors turn to the more complex behavior in biology and physics, such as hydrodynamical turbulence, low-dimensional dynamics in solid-state physics, and gravity.


Biology Chemistry Experiment Gravitation Nonlinear Science Physics Social Science Transit control optimization reading stability temperature

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63995-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69681-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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