## Dynamical Systems: A Renewal of Mechanism : Centennial of George David BirkhoffThis book commemorates the centenary of the birth of Georges David Birhoff, the father of the theory of Dynamical Systems. It consists of a volume of dedicated papers, reflecting the intellectual revolution of his work. This book is divided into four parts: Fundamental Paradigms ? Chaos, Turbulence, Attractors, Bifurcations; Dynamical Systems and Microphysics; Self-Organization and Biological Dynamical Systems; Epistemology and History. |

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### Contents

where do we stand? | 13 |

WILLEMS Models for dynamical phenomena | 29 |

GUMOWSKI Recurrences and the transition from point to | 43 |

P BRUTER Bifurcation and continuity | 70 |

Z MARIC M BOZlC and D DAVIDOVIC Randomness and determinism in | 86 |

FARGUE Particles and classical1ike theories | 104 |

P B SCHEURER Time its structural coding and quantum kinetics | 123 |

VIDAL Spatial selforganization phenomena in chemical systems | 142 |

ZEEMAN Dynamics of Darwinian evolution | 155 |

DEMETRIUS Ergodic theory and dynamical systems in evolutionary | 166 |

G A CARPENTER Some cellbiological mechanisms governing complex | 180 |

J TONNELAT Normal tendency toward formation of singularities | 222 |

MIRA Some historical aspects concerning the theory of | 250 |

S DINER Epilogue | 273 |

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