By Professor Dr. Wolfgang Weidlich, Dr. Günter Haag (auth.)
While the volumes hitherto released within the Springer sequence in Synergetics were dedicated virtually solely to the self-organized formation of buildings in physics, chemistry and biology, the current monograph by means of Weidlich and Haag bargains with the formation of "structures" (or "patterns") in society. at the start look it will look a bold firm to accommodate the complicated methods in society utilizing techniques and strategies first built in physics. yet over the last decade it's been proven that there's a huge type of phenomena in quite a few fields to which unifying options should be utilized. this can be particulary precise of events within which a process composed of many components or members acquires a brand new constitution on macroscopic scales. certainly, this is often the definition of synergetics which I formulated greater than a decade in the past, and which shaped the root of my survey at the profound analogies within the behaviour of advanced platforms, includ ing these of sociology (H. Haken: Synergetics. An creation, quantity 1 of this series). As i've got mentioned on many events, the common validity of those innovations is neither unintentional neither is it because of a trifling extension of actual principles to different fields, yet is as an alternative a end result of deep-rooted struc tural homes of structures of interacting components that are because of rigorous mathe maticallaws. often conversing, recommendations and techniques initially utilized in physics might be utilized to sociological phenomena in ways.
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