Dissipative system


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(Mech.) an assumed system of matter and motions in which forces of friction and resistances of other kinds are introduced without regard to the heat or other molecular actions which they generate; - opposed to conservative system.

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Focusing on mathematical methods for dissipative system complexity and mathematical biology, Vakulenko (mechanical engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences) considers the problem of the emergence of complexity in dissipative systems and chaos, stability, and evolution for genetic networks.
The exhibition also features Charles Lee's Dissipative System, a wall of touchable tiles that change color in response to heat--mimicking the color, humidity, and temperature changes in the exoskeleton of a Hercules beetle.
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Designed for a full year course for upper level undergraduates, this covers nonlinear and chaotic maps, time series analysis, autonomous systems in the plane, nonlinear Hamilton systems, nonlinear dissipative systems, nonlinear driven systems, controlling and synchronization of chaos, fractals, cellular automata, differential equations, neural networks, genetic algorithms, gene expression programming, optimization, discrete wavelets, discrete hidden Markov processes, and fuzzy sets with fuzzy logic.