The Resource Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics, edited by Adrian Bejan, Gilbert W. Merkx, (electronic resource)

Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics, edited by Adrian Bejan, Gilbert W. Merkx, (electronic resource)

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Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics
Title
Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics
Statement of responsibility
edited by Adrian Bejan, Gilbert W. Merkx
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Contributor
Editor
Editor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics brings together for the first time social scientists and engineers to develop a predictive theory of social organization, as a conglomerate of mating flows that morph in time to flow more easily (people, goods, money, energy, information). These flows have objectives (e.g., minimization of effort, travel time, cost), and the objectives clash with global constraints (space, time, resources). The result is organization (flow architecture) derived from one principle of configuration evolution in time (the constructal law): "for a flow system to persist in time, its configuration must morph such that it provides easier access to its streams." Constructal theory predicts animal design and geophysical flows, and makes evolution a part of physics. In the social sciences, there is substantial literature based on the use of optima to deduce social, population and economic dynamics. The constructal approach of this book links social sciences with physics, biology and engineering. The book explores the deterministic principle that generates a broad array of patterned phenomena, in demography, geography, communications, hierarchy, and multiple scales. Examples are the distribution of living settlements, the occurrence of flow structure inside each settlement, ‘development’ as the relation between fast-flowing societies and advancement and wealth, migration patterns, and globalization. Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics is novel and important because it puts the occurrence of social organization on a scientific basis. It brings social organization under the same physics principle that accounts for the generation of flow architecture (design) in geophysical flows, animal design, and engineered flows. This exploratory work adds a dose of determinism to the modeling and predicting of societal flows
Dewey number
530
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Language note
English
LC call number
  • TJ265
  • QC319.8-338.5
Literary form
non fiction
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2006
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International Workshop on the Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Bejan, Adrian.
  • Merkx, Gilbert W.
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  • Engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Computer science
  • Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Sociology, general
  • Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building
  • Engineering Design
  • Complex Systems
  • Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis
Label
Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics, edited by Adrian Bejan, Gilbert W. Merkx, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2007.
Extent
1 online resource (366 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387476810
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computer
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c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-47681-0
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remote
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Label
Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics, edited by Adrian Bejan, Gilbert W. Merkx, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2007.
Extent
1 online resource (366 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387476810
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-47681-0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000413041
  • (EBL)338117
  • (OCoLC)191448979
  • (SSID)ssj0000129254
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11148092
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000129254
  • (PQKBWorkID)10069696
  • (PQKB)10059020
  • (SSID)ssj0000769044
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12345814
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000769044
  • (PQKBWorkID)10768997
  • (PQKB)10786226
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-47681-0
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC338117
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000413041

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