By H. Haken (auth.), Professor Dr. Hermann Haken (eds.)
This booklet comprises the manuscripts of the papers brought on the foreign Sym posium on Synergetics held at SchloB Elmau, Bavaria, Germany, from April 30 till may possibly five, 1979. This convention numerous earlier ones (Elmau 1972, Sicily 1974, Elmau 1977). This time the topic of the symposium was once "pattern formation via dynam ic platforms and trend recognition". The assembly introduced jointly scientists from such different fields as arithmetic, physics, chemistry, biology, historical past in addition to specialists within the fields of trend attractiveness and associative reminiscence. whilst i began this kind of convention in 1972 it looked to be a bold input prise. certainly, we started to discover virgin land of technology: the systematic examine of cooperative results in actual structures faraway from equi~ibrium and in different disciplines. notwithstanding those conferences have been attended via scientists from really diversified disciplines, a easy proposal or even a standard language have been chanced on from the very starting. the concept there exist profound analogies within the behaviour of enormous sessions of complicated platforms, even though the structures themselves might be fairly various, proved to be such a lot fruitful. i used to be overjoyed to determine that over the last one or years really comparable meetings have been now held in quite a few locations allover the realm. The inclusion of prob lems of trend acceptance at present assembly is a unique characteristic, however.