Principles of Quantitative Living Systems Science
James R. Simms
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 1999 - Computers - 280 pages
This volume documents the development of the fundamental principles and laws for living systems sciences. It identifies information (genetic, biochemical and neural) with the same precision as other fundamental concepts such as length, time, mass, temperature and energy. It establishes units of measure for information and establishes a formal relationship among behaviour, structure, organization, information and energy. This is the first in a series of three books.
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Quantification of Behavior
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