Accession Number : AD0687382

Title :   FORMALISMS FOR LIVING SYSTEMS. PART I.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR LOGIC OF COMPUTERS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Laing,Richard A.

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Various formalisms for expressing the structure and behavior of biological systems are proposed and discussed. The formalisms include tiling or 'domino' systems, the von Neumann cellular automaton system, and several systems based on the monogenic normal systems Tag and Lag. There is some discussion of desirable characteristics of models for biological theory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BIONICS, ANALOG SYSTEMS), CELLS(BIOLOGY), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, AUTOMATA, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), AGING(PHYSIOLOGY), REPRODUCTION, LINEAR SYSTEMS, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, MEMBRANES, THEORY, COMPUTER LOGIC

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE