Accession Number : AD0666469

Title :   ON RELATING THE BEHAVIOR OF A SYSTEM TO THE BEHAVIOR OF ITS CONSTITUENTS. CELLULAR DIFFERENTIATION AND THE APPLICATION OF LIAPUNOV'S DIRECT METHOD TO STATISTICAL MECHANICS.

Descriptive Note : Interim scientific rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DIV OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Ulinski,Philip S. ; Kilmer,William L.

Report Date : 31 JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The problem of relating microscopic processes to macroscopic processes is discussed by studying the way in which the morphological states of animal and plant cells are related to their metabolic pathways and by introducing an entropy concept based on the stability of the molecular equations of motion. The use of Liapunov's direct method instead of probability methods in many-body problems is stressed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY), METABOLISM), ENTROPY, CELLS(BIOLOGY), GENETICS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, STABILITY, PHASE, QUANTUM THEORY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, POTENTIAL ENERGY, THERMODYNAMICS, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), CONTROL, ENZYMES

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE