Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems

Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems
Author: Eugene Barsky
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-08-15
ISBN 10: 012821662X
ISBN 13: 9780128216620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems Book Review:

Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems formalizes our understanding of many complex processes, including the development of the methodology of analytical computation of complex processes as applied in many industries, such as ore processing, or more generally, in areas of natural sciences. The adequacy of the results of these calculations is confirmed by numerous experimental data obtained both on pilots and industrial facilities. The book also provides a thorough analysis of the underlying physical foundations of entropy performed from new standpoints that are of interest to theoreticians studying contemporary expositions. Provides methodologies for controlling and optimizing complex processes in branches of industry that involve transformation of materials or substances Describes entropy as the universal characteristic of a stochastic process independent of the system Introduces a new definition of entropy specifically related to dynamical phenomena

Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems

Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems
Author: Eugene Barsky
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0128225394
ISBN 13: 9780128225394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems Book Review:

Entropy of Complex Processes and Systems formalizes our understanding of many complex processes, including the development of the methodology of analytical computation of complex processes as applied in many industries, such as ore processing, or more generally, in areas of natural sciences. The adequacy of the results of these calculations is confirmed by numerous experimental data obtained both on pilots and industrial facilities. The book also provides a thorough analysis of the underlying physical foundations of entropy performed from new standpoints that are of interest to theoreticians studying contemporary expositions. Provides methodologies for controlling and optimizing complex processes in branches of industry that involve transformation of materials or substances Describes entropy as the universal characteristic of a stochastic process independent of the system Introduces a new definition of entropy specifically related to dynamical phenomena

Non equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy

Non equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy
Author: Axel Kleidon,Ralph D. Lorenz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2004-11-18
ISBN 10: 9783540224952
ISBN 13: 3540224955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non equilibrium Thermodynamics and the Production of Entropy Book Review:

The present volume studies the application of concepts from non-equilibrium thermodynamics to a variety of research topics. Emphasis is on the Maximum Entropy Production (MEP) principle and applications to Geosphere-Biosphere couplings. Written by leading researchers from a wide range of backgrounds, the book presents a first coherent account of an emerging field at the interface of thermodynamics, geophysics and life sciences.

Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems

Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems
Author: Ichiro Aoki
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2012-01-25
ISBN 10: 012394404X
ISBN 13: 9780123944047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entropy Principle for the Development of Complex Biotic Systems Book Review:

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.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Entropy of Complex Systems with Hidden and Self excited Attractors

Nonlinear Dynamics and Entropy of Complex Systems with Hidden and Self excited Attractors
Author: Christos Volos,Sajad Jafari,Jacques Kengne,Jesus M. Munoz-Pacheco,Karthikeyan Rajagopal
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2019-05-03
ISBN 10: 3038978981
ISBN 13: 9783038978985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonlinear Dynamics and Entropy of Complex Systems with Hidden and Self excited Attractors Book Review:

In recent years, entropy has been used as a measure of the degree of chaos in dynamical systems. Thus, it is important to study entropy in nonlinear systems. Moreover, there has been increasing interest in the last few years regarding the novel classification of nonlinear dynamical systems including two kinds of attractors: self-excited attractors and hidden attractors. The localization of self-excited attractors by applying a standard computational procedure is straightforward. In systems with hidden attractors, however, a specific computational procedure must be developed, since equilibrium points do not help in the localization of hidden attractors. Some examples of this kind of system are chaotic dynamical systems with no equilibrium points; with only stable equilibria, curves of equilibria, and surfaces of equilibria; and with non-hyperbolic equilibria. There is evidence that hidden attractors play a vital role in various fields ranging from phase-locked loops, oscillators, describing convective fluid motion, drilling systems, information theory, cryptography, and multilevel DC/DC converters. This Special Issue is a collection of the latest scientific trends on the advanced topics of dynamics, entropy, fractional order calculus, and applications in complex systems with self-excited attractors and hidden attractors.

Thermodynamic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems

Thermodynamic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems
Author: Adrian Bejan,Eden Mamut
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 465
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401146853
ISBN 13: 9789401146852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermodynamic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems Book Review:

A comprehensive assessment of the methodologies of thermodynamic optimization, exergy analysis and thermoeconomics, and their application to the design of efficient and environmentally sound energy systems. The chapters are organized in a sequence that begins with pure thermodynamics and progresses towards the blending of thermodynamics with other disciplines, such as heat transfer and cost accounting. Three methods of analysis stand out: entropy generation minimization, exergy (or availability) analysis, and thermoeconomics. The book reviews current directions in a field that is both extremely important and intellectually alive. Additionally, new directions for research on thermodynamics and optimization are revealed.

Energy Optimization in Process Systems

Energy Optimization in Process Systems
Author: Stanislaw Sieniutycz,Jacek Jezowski
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2009-05-06
ISBN 10: 9780080914428
ISBN 13: 008091442X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Optimization in Process Systems Book Review:

Despite the vast research on energy optimization and process integration, there has to date been no synthesis linking these together. This book fills the gap, presenting optimization and integration in energy and process engineering. The content is based on the current literature and includes novel approaches developed by the authors. Various thermal and chemical systems (heat and mass exchangers, thermal and water networks, energy converters, recovery units, solar collectors, and separators) are considered. Thermodynamics, kinetics and economics are used to formulate and solve problems with constraints on process rates, equipment size, environmental parameters, and costs. Comprehensive coverage of dynamic optimization of energy conversion systems and separation units is provided along with suitable computational algorithms for deterministic and stochastic optimization approaches based on: nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, variational calculus, Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman theory, Pontryagin's maximum principles, and special methods of process integration. Integration of heat energy and process water within a total site is shown to be a significant factor reducing production costs, in particular costs of utilities for the chemical industry. This integration involves systematic design and optimization of heat exchangers and water networks (HEN and WN). After presenting basic, insight-based Pinch Technology, systematic, optimization-based sequential and simultaneous approaches to design HEN and WN are described. Special consideration is given to the HEN design problem targeting stage, in view of its importance at various levels of system design. Selected, advanced methods for HEN synthesis and retrofit are presented. For WN design a novel approach based on stochastic optimization is described that accounts for both grassroot and revamp design scenarios. Presents a unique synthesis of energy optimization and process integration that applies scientific information from thermodynamics, kinetics, and systems theory Discusses engineering applications including power generation, resource upgrading, radiation conversion and chemical transformation, in static and dynamic systems Clarifies how to identify thermal and chemical constraints and incorporate them into optimization models and solutions

Minds on Physics Complex systems

Minds on Physics  Complex systems
Author: William J. Leonard
Publsiher: Kendall Hunt
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2002-11-06
ISBN 10: 9780787254148
ISBN 13: 0787254142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems

Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems
Author: Stefan Thurner,Rudolf Hanel,Peter Klimek
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2018-09-05
ISBN 10: 0192555073
ISBN 13: 9780192555076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems Book Review:

This book is a comprehensive introduction to quantitative approaches to complex adaptive systems. Practically all areas of life on this planet are constantly confronted with complex systems, be it ecosystems, societies, traffic, financial markets, opinion formation and spreading, or the internet and social media. Complex systems are systems composed of many elements that interact strongly with each other, which makes them extremely rich dynamical systems showing a huge range of phenomena. Properties of complex systems that are of particular importance are their efficiency, robustness, resilience, and proneness to collapse. The quantitative tools and concepts needed to understand the co-evolutionary nature of networked systems and their properties are challenging. The book gives a self-contained introduction to these concepts, so that the reader will be equipped with a toolset that allows them to engage in the science of complex systems. Topics covered include random processes of path-dependent processes, co-evolutionary dynamics, dynamics of networks, the theory of scaling, and approaches from statistical mechanics and information theory. The book extends beyond the early classical literature in the field of complex systems and summarizes the methodological progress made over the past 20 years in a clear, structured, and comprehensive way.

New Trends in Statistical Physics of Complex Systems

New Trends in Statistical Physics of Complex Systems
Author: Antonio M. Scarfone
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2019-01-28
ISBN 10: 3038974692
ISBN 13: 9783038974697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Trends in Statistical Physics of Complex Systems Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "New Trends in Statistical Physics of Complex Systems" that was published in Entropy

Complex Sport Analytics

Complex Sport Analytics
Author: Felix Lebed
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2017-05-12
ISBN 10: 1317434765
ISBN 13: 9781317434764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complex Sport Analytics Book Review:

This book is the first to combine principles from analytics, complex systems theory, multi-disciplinary diagnostics and sport performance analysis. It considers athletes, teams, and sport organizations in individual and team games as complex systems, and demonstrates how complexity studies can enrich analytics and give us a more sophisticated understanding of the causalities of winning and losing in sports. Part I introduces the basic categories of analytics and their uses in elite sport. Part II presents an original conception of sport analytics both as a complex of different kinds of processes and as a complexity-adapted view of human systems acting in sport performance and management. Part III considers the main principles of complex sport analytics, expanding the prism of complexity to include all levels of a sport organization from athletes, coaches and trainers to top decision makers, and suggests practical applications and simulations for cases of both individual and team sports. This is illuminating reading for any advanced student, researcher or practitioner working in sport analytics, performance analysis, coaching science or sport management.

Advances in Data Based Approaches for Hydrologic Modeling and Forecasting

Advances in Data Based Approaches for Hydrologic Modeling and Forecasting
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9814464759
ISBN 13: 9789814464758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Complexity Science Living Systems and Reflexing Interfaces New Models and Perspectives

Complexity Science  Living Systems  and Reflexing Interfaces  New Models and Perspectives
Author: Orsucci, Franco
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2012-09-30
ISBN 10: 1466620781
ISBN 13: 9781466620780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Complexity Science Living Systems and Reflexing Interfaces New Models and Perspectives Book Review:

There are new and important advancements in today’s complexity theories in ICT and requires an extraordinary perspective on the interaction between living systems and information technologies. With human evolution and its continuous link with the development of new tools and environmental changes, technological advancements are paving the way for new evolutionary steps. Complexity Science, Living Systems, and Reflexing Interfaces: New Models and Perspectives is a collection of research provided by academics and scholars aiming to introduce important advancements in areas such as artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, neural networks, and much more. This scholarly piece will provide contributions that will define the line of development in complexity science.

Universal Concept of Complexity by the Dynamic Redundance Paradigm

Universal Concept of Complexity by the Dynamic Redundance Paradigm
Author: Andrei P. Kirilyuk
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 548
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9789660001169
ISBN 13: 9660001169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thermodynamics in Materials Science

Thermodynamics in Materials Science
Author: Robert DeHoff
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2006-03-13
ISBN 10: 1420005855
ISBN 13: 9781420005851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermodynamics in Materials Science Book Review:

Thermodynamics in Materials Science, Second Edition is a clear presentation of how thermodynamic data is used to predict the behavior of a wide range of materials, a crucial component in the decision-making process for many materials science and engineering applications. This primary textbook accentuates the integration of principles, strategies, a

Unifying Themes in Complex Systems X

Unifying Themes in Complex Systems X
Author: Dan Braha,Marcus A. M. de Aguiar,Carlos Gershenson,Alfredo J. Morales,Les Kaufman,Elena N. Naumova,Ali A. Minai,Yaneer Bar-Yam
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2021-06-14
ISBN 10: 3030673189
ISBN 13: 9783030673185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unifying Themes in Complex Systems X Book Review:

The International Conference on Complex Systems (ICCS) offers a unique interdisciplinary venue for researchers from the physical and biological sciences, social sciences, psychology and cognitive science, engineering, medicine, human systems, and global systems. This proceedings volume gathers selected papers from the conference. The New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI) has been instrumental in the development of complex systems science and its applications. NECSI pursues research, education, knowledge dissemination, and community development efforts around the world to promote the study of complex systems and its application for the benefit of society. NECSI hosts the International Conference on Complex Systems and publishes the NECSI Book.

Sustainability Calling

Sustainability Calling
Author: Pierre Massotte,Patrick Corsi
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-08-05
ISBN 10: 1119145376
ISBN 13: 9781119145370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Calling Book Review:

This book discusses the key concepts of the technologies that underpin the drive towards sustainability in today’s complex world. The authors propose an integrated view of the frontiers facing any organization nowadays – whether an enterprise, an administration or any human collective construction – that operates with a goal, a mission or an objective. While a unified approach still seems unachievable, the authors have nevertheless tackled the amalgamation of the underpinning elements (theories, domains of expertise and practice) and propose a model for assimilating the new concepts with a global view to design the sustainable organizations of the future. The book paves a way towards a general convergence theory, which will manifest, as a by-product, genuine sustainability. Furthermore, and due to the fact that the same main principles apply, the book redesigns the notion of “competitiveness”, which today is too often simply reduced to profitability.

Nonlinear Analysis for Human Movement Variability

Nonlinear Analysis for Human Movement Variability
Author: Nicholas Stergiou
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1315362376
ISBN 13: 9781315362373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonlinear Analysis for Human Movement Variability Book Review:

How Does the Body’s Motor Control System Deal with Repetition? While the presence of nonlinear dynamics can be explained and understood, it is difficult to be measured. A study of human movement variability with a focus on nonlinear dynamics, Nonlinear Analysis for Human Movement Variability, examines the characteristics of human movement within this framework, explores human movement in repetition, and explains how and why we analyze human movement data. It takes an in-depth look into the nonlinear dynamics of systems within and around us, investigates the temporal structure of variability, and discusses the properties of chaos and fractals as they relate to human movement. Providing a foundation for the use of nonlinear analysis and the study of movement variability in practice, the book describes the nonlinear dynamical features found in complex biological and physical systems, and introduces key concepts that help determine and identify patterns within the fluctuations of data that are repeated over time. It presents commonly used methods and novel approaches to movement analysis that reveal intriguing properties of the motor control system and introduce new ways of thinking about variability, adaptability, health, and motor learning. In addition, this text: Demonstrates how nonlinear measures can be used in a variety of different tasks and populations Presents a wide variety of nonlinear tools such as the Lyapunov exponent, surrogation, entropy, and fractal analysis Includes examples from research on how nonlinear analysis can be used to understand real-world applications Provides numerous case studies in postural control, gait, motor control, and motor development Nonlinear Analysis for Human Movement Variability advances the field of human movement variability research by dissecting human movement and studying the role of movement variability. The book proposes new ways to use nonlinear analysis and investigate the temporal structure of variability, and enables engineers, movement scientists, clinicians, and those in related disciplines to effectively apply nonlinear analysis in practice.

Foundations of Complex Systems

Foundations of Complex Systems
Author: G. Nicolis
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9814366617
ISBN 13: 9789814366618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Complex Systems Book Review:

This book provides a self-contained presentation of the physical and mathematical laws governing complex systems. Complex systems arising in natural, engineering, environmental, life and social sciences are approached from a unifying point of view using an array of methodologies such as microscopic and macroscopic level formulations, deterministic and probabilistic tools, modeling and simulation. The book can be used as a textbook by graduate students, researchers and teachers in science, as well as non-experts who wish to have an overview of one of the most open, markedly interdisciplinary and fast-growing branches of present-day science.

Self Organization of Complex Structures

Self Organization of Complex Structures
Author: Frank Schweitzer
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 620
Release: 1997-07-16
ISBN 10: 9789056990275
ISBN 13: 9056990276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Organization of Complex Structures Book Review:

During the past twenty years, a broad spectrum of theories and methods have been developed in physics, chemistry and molecular biology to explain structure formation in complex systems. These methods have been applied to many different fields such as economics, sociology and town planning, and this book reflects the interdisciplinary nature of complexity and self-organisation. The main focus is on the emergence of collective phenomena from individual or microscopic interactions. Presents a wide-ranging overview from fundamental aspects of the evolution of complexity, to applications in biology, ecology, sociology, economics, and urban structure formation.