Item description for Physiology, Promiscuity, and Prophecy at the Millennium: A Tale of Tails (Studies of Nonlinear Phenomena in Life Sciences;, Vol. 8.) by Bruce J. West...
This text concerns the development of a theory of complex phenomena, using such concepts as fractals, chaos and fractional derivatives; but, most importantly, the idea of an allometric control process is developed. In summary the theory attempts to explain why the distribution in the intensity of wars is the same as the relative frequency of the number of words used in languages and the number of species evolved over time from one or a few remote ancestors. The theory also describes the similarity in the variability of the number of births to teens in Texas to the number of sexual partners in homosexual liaisons. The data in both of the aforementioned categories are shown to have long-term memory, and it is this memory that also gives rise to inverse power laws in such physiological phenomena as the interbeat interval distribution of the human heart, the interstride interval distribution in the human gait, and memory in DNA sequences.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810238355 ISBN13 9789810238353
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More About Bruce J. West
Bruce J. West is Chief Mathematical Scientist with the Information Science Directorate at the Army Research Office, a position he has held for the last 10 years. After receiving his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester in 1970, he was Associate Director of a small private research institute (La Jolla Institute) for almost twenty years and a Professor at the University of North Texas for a decade. His research interests are in the nonlinear dynamics of complex networks. He has over 350 scientific publications, including 11 books and 8500 citations, and he has received multiple academic and government awards for his research and publications.
Bruce J. West currently resides in the state of Texas. Bruce J. West has an academic affiliation as follows - ?Durham, North Carolina, USA University of North Texas ?Durham, North.