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Analysis of Life Processes and Economic Systems by Methods of Thermodynamics

  • H. G. Busse
  • B. Havsteen
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Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 39)

Abstract

Systems are ubiquitous in our life. We encounter them repeatedly in the realm of technology (computers, television, cars, engines, etc.) and biology (interaction between living cells, animals, plants, societies, etc.). All these systems possess the common traits that they have a structure and participate in dynamic processes. A typical example of such a system is a radio. Here, the circuit diagram, in an abstract form, illustrates the structure, whereas the voltages and the currents display the associated dynamics. A more complete description of such properties of systems is given in the discipline: systems theory.

Keywords

Entropy Production Inventory Model Irreversible Process Circuit Diagram Thermodynamic System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Busse
    • 1
  • B. Havsteen
    • 1
  1. 1.Biochemisches Institut im Fachbereich MedizinUniversität KielKielFed.Rep.of Germany

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