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Physics of far from equilibrium systems and self organization

  1. Feb 13, 2008 #1
    peaec upon u ..

    i've read an article about this topic "physics of far from equilibrium systems and self organization" written by Gregoire Nicolis

    but it was truly a tough article it was talking about chaotic system but the vocabulary used was very hard for me to understand and translate to arabic ..

    it's syllables were
    1- thermal convection, a prototype of self-organisation phenomena in physics
    and was talking about benards cells in general
    2- self-organisatio phenomena in chemistry
    it illustrated the (Belousov-Zhabotinski) reaction in two cases:
    a- well-stirred system (chemical clock and chaos)
    b- BZ reaction in a nonuniform system (spatial patterns)
    3- biological systems
    4- forcec versus correlations

    that's what i've read uptell now but i wasn't able to understand more than 20 to 50 % of the ideas deicussed ...

    and is there an easy-language article talking about the same topic (physics of far from equilibrium systems and self organization) ???

    i'll be very thankfull >> and by the way is it right place to ask or to talk about such an issue??

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  3. Feb 13, 2008 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    Two possibilities:

    Ilya Prigogine's 1969 book on nonequilibrium thermodynamics is a classic.

    Wikipedia has a decent amount of material on the topics you mention, and it's written reasonably well.
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