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Physical Theory in Biology: Foundations and Explorations (Studies of Nonlinear Phenomena in Life Science , Vol 4) Lynn E. H. Trainor

Physical Theory in Biology: Foundations and Explorations (Studies of Nonlinear Phenomena in Life Science , Vol 4)

Lynn E. H. Trainor

Published March 28th 1997
ISBN : 9789810230821
Hardcover
486 pages
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Physical Theory in Biology is about the new realm where physics meets biology - not as a coincidental collision of scientific inquiries, but as a joint venture where questions and approaches kindled in theoretical physics illuminate biologicalMorePhysical Theory in Biology is about the new realm where physics meets biology - not as a coincidental collision of scientific inquiries, but as a joint venture where questions and approaches kindled in theoretical physics illuminate biological problems and biology stimulates new physics. Attention turns first to the challenge of making notions such as biological complexity and developmental field meaningful ideas in theoretical physics, and then to their applications to organic development, cell physiology, neuropsychology, behavior, and the origins of life. Specific models are set against a background of self-contained introductions to the mathematics of morphogenetic fields, theoretical computer science, symmetry methods in bifurcation theory, and evolutionary games.Physical theorists are justifiably notorious for their vision of the universe as a place filled with order at once strange, yet open to the mathematical mind. We invite you to join us in asking if a similar way of knowing will prove essential to the sciences of life and mind as well.Readers in physics, the life sciences, mathematics, philosophy, theoretical computer science, psychology, and cognitive science will find topics and methods of interest in the book.