Principles of Organization in Organisms
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Principles of Organization in Organisms by Jay E. Mittenthal
Book DescriptionBased on a workshop held at the Santa Fe Institute in June, 1990, this book explores structure in organisms--both physical and dynamical--and presents the current status of the search for natural pathways, principles of organization, and the theory of design for organisms. Topics discussed include dynamical systems analysis; the pathways of evolution; development, physiology, and functional morphology; and the principles of dynamical change in connectivity within the networks of processes.The aim of the workshop was to seek principles of organization in organisms and a theory that could generate those principles, as Newtonian mechanics generates Kepler's laws of planetary motion. The object of the theory is to explain patterns of structure in living or past organisms, or patterns to be expected in future organisms. The book proposes principles of organization that are independent of time scale and level of organization, and that make predictions about structure without recourse to micro-level details. Among them are principles of coordination, evolution to the edge of chaos, the matching of processes to constraints, and the evolution of higher-level processes as a way to surmount resource limitations. These general principles, which may be characteristic of any evolving complex system, may then be used in conjunction with properties of the specific materials and processes in organisms to understand biological structure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780201587890
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jay E. Mittenthal
Dr. Mittenthal is on the faculty of Cell and Structural Biology at the University of Illinois and participates in the Beckman Institute and the College of Medicine there. His previous research in physiology and developmental biology at the University of Illinois and Oxford University has lead to his current interest in the principles of generation and design in organisms. He is now investigating the design of bacteria. Dr. Baskin has been on the faculty of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois for the past fourteen years with joint appointments in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, In his research, he has applied artificial intelligence and networking tools to support collaboration among groups of problem solvers. By studying the organizational principles of groups of humand problem solvers and computer-based networks, he is helping to develop new tools to support working groups.
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