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From Clocks to Chaos: The Rhythms of Life (Princeton Paperbacks)

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In an important new contribution to the literature of chaos, two distinguished researchers in the field of physiology probe central theoretical questions about physiological rhythms. Topics discussed include: How are rhythms generated? How do they start and stop? What are the effects of perturbation of the rhythms? How are oscillations organized in space? Leon Glass and Michael Mackey address an audience of biological scientists, physicians, physical scientists, and mathematicians, but the work assumes no knowledge of advanced mathematics.

Variation of rhythms outside normal limits, or appearance of new rhythms where none existed previously, are associated with disease. One of the most interesting features of the book is that it makes a start at explaining "dynamical diseases" that are not the result of infection by pathogens but that stem from abnormalities in the timing of essential functions. From Clocks to Chaos provides a firm foundation for understanding dynamic processes in physiology.

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In an important new contribution to the literature of chaos, two distinguished researchers in the field of physiology probe central theoretical questions about physiological rhythms. Topics discussed include: How are rhythms generated? How do they start and stop? What are the effects of perturbation of the rhythms? How are oscillations organized in space? Leon Glass and Michael Mackey address an audience of biological scientists, physicians, physical scientists, and mathematicians, but the work assumes no knowledge of advanced mathematics.

Variation of rhythms outside normal limits, or appearance of new rhythms where none existed previously, are associated with disease. One of the most interesting features of the book is that it makes a start at explaining dynamical diseases that are not the result of infection by pathogens but that stem from abnormalities in the timing of essential functions. From Clocks to Chaos provides a firm foundation for understanding dynamic processes in physiology.

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ISBN:
9780691084961
Author:
Glass, Leon
Author:
Mackey, Michael C.
Author:
Glass, L.
Author:
Mackey, M. C.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Physiology
Subject:
Chaotic Behavior in Systems
Subject:
Biological rhythms
Subject:
Life Sciences - Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Math and Computer Science
Subject:
Biological rhythms -- Mathematics.
Subject:
Mathematics-Applied
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks
Publication Date:
July 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
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College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.23x6.11x.76 in. .87 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In an important new contribution to the literature of chaos, two distinguished researchers in the field of physiology probe central theoretical questions about physiological rhythms. Topics discussed include: How are rhythms generated? How do they start and stop? What are the effects of perturbation of the rhythms? How are oscillations organized in space? Leon Glass and Michael Mackey address an audience of biological scientists, physicians, physical scientists, and mathematicians, but the work assumes no knowledge of advanced mathematics.

Variation of rhythms outside normal limits, or appearance of new rhythms where none existed previously, are associated with disease. One of the most interesting features of the book is that it makes a start at explaining dynamical diseases that are not the result of infection by pathogens but that stem from abnormalities in the timing of essential functions. From Clocks to Chaos provides a firm foundation for understanding dynamic processes in physiology.

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