Synergetics — An Outline

  • Hermann Haken
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 50)


Synergetics is an interdisciplinary field of research concerned with the spontaneous formation of spatial, temporal or functional structures by self-organization. Synergetics focusses its attention on situations where the macroscopic properties of a complex system change qualitatively. Instead of trying to confront the reader with still more definitions, let us rather consider some typical examples. We shall start with physics.


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  2. H. Haken: Information and Self-Organization. Springer Ser. Syn. Vol. 40 ( Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 1988 )Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik und SynergetikUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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