## Self-organization and dissipative structures: applications in the physical and social sciences |

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### Contents

The Challenge of Complexity | 3 |

SelfOrganization in Nonequilibrium Chemistry and in Biology | 40 |

Fractals Geometry of Nature | 91 |

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adenylate kinase analysis average basic behavior Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction bifurcation Bifurcation diagram bifurcation theory biological catastrophe theory causal loop cells Center with functions chemical complex concentration constraints corresponding curve density described deterministic dissipative structures dynamics economic energy entropy environment equation equilibrium evolution example exist experimental external noise finite flow fluctuations Fokker-Planck equation fractal given Herman Ilya Prigogine increase individual interaction isoquant kinematic waves kinetic large number macroscopic master equation mathematical mechanism mode mode choice Nicolis nonequilibrium nonlinear nucleation occur operating optimal oscillations parameter phase transition Phys physical population possible Prigogine problem production qualitative reaction relation result Science self-organization shown in fig social society solution spatial specific speed distribution stable stationary steady stochastic theoretical theory thermodynamic thermodynamic equilibrium tion traffic transportation unit unstable urban utility function values variables vehicles