Evolution, Money, War, and Computers

Non-Traditional Applications of Computational Statistical Physics

  • Suzana Moss de Oliveira
  • Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira
  • Dietrich Stauffer

Part of the TEUBNER-TEXTE zur Physik book series (TTZP, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. Biological Ageing

    1. Suzana Moss de Oliveira, Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira, Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 9-19
    2. Suzana Moss de Oliveira, Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira, Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 20-71
  3. DNA, Money and War

    1. Suzana Moss de Oliveira, Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira, Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 72-106
    2. Suzana Moss de Oliveira, Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira, Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 107-120
    3. Suzana Moss de Oliveira, Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira, Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 121-127
    4. Suzana Moss de Oliveira, Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira, Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 128-128
    5. Suzana Moss de Oliveira, Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira, Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 129-134
    6. Suzana Moss de Oliveira, Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira, Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 135-146
    7. Suzana Moss de Oliveira, Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira, Dietrich Stauffer
      Pages 147-153
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 154-156

About this book

Introduction

This book for physicists, biologists, computer scientists, economists or social scientists shows in selected examples how computer simulation methods which are typical to statistical physics have been applied in other areas outside of physics. Our main part deals with the biology of ageing, while other examples are the functioning of the immune system, the structure of DNA, the fluctuations on the stock market, theories for sociology and for World War II. Are leaky water faucets similar to our heartbeats? Throughout the book we emphasize microscopic models dealing with the action of individuals, whether they are cells of the immune system or traders speculating on the currency market. Complete computer programs are given and explained for biological ageing. The references try to introduce the expert from the covered other fields to the relevant physics literature; and they also show the physicists the way into the biological literature on ageing.

Keywords

Analytical Approaches Asexual Penna Model Biological Ageing Bit-String Penna Model DNA Immunology Mutational meltdown Teubener Texte zur Physik computer model physics simulation statistical physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Suzana Moss de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Paulo Murilo C. de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Dietrich Stauffer
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrazil
  2. 2.Cologne UniversityGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-322-91009-7
  • Copyright Information Vieweg+Teubner Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1999
  • Publisher Name Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-519-00279-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-91009-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0233-0911
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