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Necessity

Old Structures Give Way to New Structures
  • Hermann Haken
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 1)

Abstract

This chapter deals with completely deterministic processes. The question of stability of motion plays a central role. When certain parameters change, stable motion may become unstable and completely new types of motion (or structures) appear. Though many of the concepts are derived from mechanics, they apply to many disciplines.

Keywords

Entropy 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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