Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics

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September 2007



Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics brings together for the first time social scientists and engineers who present predictive theory of social organization, as a conglomerate of mating flows that morph in time to flow more easily. The book offers a new way to look at social phenomena as part of natural phenomena, and examines a new domain of application of engineering such as thermodynamic optimization, thermoeconomics and "design as science".


The Constructal Law in Nature and Society.- Constructal Models in Social Processes.- Tree Flow Networks in Urban Design.- Natural Flow Patterns and Structured People Dynamics: A Constructal View.- Constructal Pattern Formation in Nature, Pedestrian Motion, and Epidemics Propagation.- The Constructal Nature of the Air Traffic System.- Sociological Theory, Constructal Theory, and Globalization.- Is Animal Learning Optimal?.- Conflict and Conciliation Dynamics.- Human Aging and Mortality.- Statistical Mechanical Models for Social Systems.- Discrete Exponential Family Models for Ethnic Residential Segregation.- Corporate Interlock.- Constructal Approach to Company Sustainability.- The Inequality Process Is an Evolutionary Process.- Constructal Theory of Written Language.- Life and Cognition.
EAN: 9780387476803
ISBN: 0387476806
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2007
Seitenanzahl: XVII
Format: gebunden
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