Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems

The concept of entropy in thermodynamics is a complex one, though it is fundamental in understanding physics, the workings of the mind, and biology. Entropy is the measure of the quality of energy, and it can also refer to the turn from order to disorder or randomness in isolated systems. In open systems, such as biology, entropy is formulated in terms of production and energy flow. This book establishes a novel view of complex biological systems and the earth using this concept of entropy, encompassing the interdisciplinary area of biology, ecology and physics. This book considers the development over time of a range of biologically complex systems such as plants, animals, humans, and ecosystems, describing them in terms of the second law of thermodynamics, entropy. With its broad coverage of biological systems, this book will be useful for students of environmental science as well as students in biology and physics. Includes discussion of multiple complex systems including the earth and biological systems within it. Suitable for those with little physics background who wish to learn how the laws of physics apply to ecological systems. Clearly organized by system, making information easy to access.

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  • Author : Ichiro Aoki
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 107 pages
  • ISBN : 0123914930
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Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems

Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems
  • Author : Ichiro Aoki
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 January 2022
GET THIS BOOKEntropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems

The concept of entropy in thermodynamics is a complex one, though it is fundamental in understanding physics, the workings of the mind, and biology. Entropy is the measure of the quality of energy, and it can also refer to the turn from order to disorder or randomness in isolated systems. In open systems, such as biology, entropy is formulated in terms of production and energy flow. This book establishes a novel view of complex biological systems and the earth using

Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems

Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems
  • Author : Ichiro Aoki
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 25 January 2012
GET THIS BOOKEntropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems

The concept of entropy in thermodynamics is a complex one, though it is fundamental in understanding physics, the workings of the mind, and biology. Entropy is the measure of the quality of energy, and it can also refer to the turn from order to disorder or randomness in isolated systems. In open systems, such as biology, entropy is formulated in terms of production and energy flow. This book establishes a novel view of complex biological systems and the earth using

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  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release : 23 September 2014
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 13 November 2017
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  • Release : 20 January 2022
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 14 August 2019
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 04 April 2014
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Ecological modelling has developed rapidly in recent decades, with the focus primarily on the restoration of lakes and wetlands. Ecological Modelling and Engineering in Lakes and Wetlands presents the progress being made in modelling for a wealth of applications. It covers the older biogeochemical models still in use today, structurally dynamic models, 3D models, biophysical models, entire watershed models, and ecotoxicological models, as well as the expansion of modeling to the Arctic and Antarctic climate-zones. The book also addresses modelling

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 31 October 2016
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 08 October 2015
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  • Author : P. Legendre,Loic F J Legendre
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 July 2012
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 22 October 2013
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  • Author : Hector Sabelli
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 03 March 2005
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' This book focuses on a prototype of creative causal processes termed BIOS and how the concept can be applied to the physical world, in medicine and in social science. This book presents methods for identifying creative features in empirical data; studies showing biotic patterns in physical, biological, and economic processes; mathematical models of bipolar (positive and negative) feedback that generate biotic patterns. These studies support the hypothesis that natural processes are creative (not determined) and causal (not random) and that

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  • Author : Axel Kleidon,Ralph D. Lorenz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 18 November 2004
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  • Publisher : Uchitel Publishing House
  • Release : 30 April 2014
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 08 October 2018
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