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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Bibliography and Comments

  1. H. Haken: Synergetics. An Introduction, 3rd ed. Springer Ser. Syn. Vol. 1 ( Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 1983 )Google Scholar
  2. H. Haken: Advanced Synergetics. Instability Hierarchies of Self-organizing Systems and Devices. 2nd printing. Springer Ser. Syn. Vol. 20 ( Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg 1987 )Google Scholar

4. 1 Some Typical Examples

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik und SynergetikUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Center for Complex SystemsFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA

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