25 July 2014
  Welcome Guest
  Login | Help
Home
 
General Information
Transaction Series
Related Information
Connect with WIT Press
Connect with WIT
Login
Login ID:
Password:
 
Your Cart
There are 0 items in your cart. [View]

Adobe PDF Reader is required to view our papers:
Get Acrobat Reader




  Welcome to the WIT eLibrary

The home of the Transactions of the Wessex Institute collection, providing on-line access to papers presented at the Institute's prestigious international conferences and from its State-of-the-Art in Science & Engineering publications.

Paper Information

Mathematical modelling applied to ecosystems: the Gödel’s theorem

Author(s): E. B. P. Tiezzi, R. M. Pulselli & E. Tiezzi

Abstract:
In the framework of evolutionary physics, we must deal with goal functions instead of state functions: ecodynamic models must be based on relations evolving in time; far-from-equilibrium thermodynamics (Prigogine) is the foundation for a new description of nature.

But if energy and mass are intrinsically conservative and entropy is intrinsically evolutionary, how can entropy be calculated on the basis of energy and mass quantities (entropy paradox)? This question is still unanswered and all we can do is note that the ecodynamic viewpoint is different from that of classical physics and classical ecology.

This paper is an attempt to deal with these concepts.

1 Introduction:
Recently some studies in mathematical logic have examined the possibility of getting computers to understand the concept of the passage of time.

Indeed, the study of real-time systems, in other words systems in which temporal evolution plays a primary role, has made interesting advances.

Specifically, the properties to describe in these systems are not only qualitative, properties which classical temporal logic can express, but also quantitative. It would be interesting to develop logics that express “eternal” constraints, such as the three dimensions, on one hand, and that tackle the real meaning of evolution, and hence the importance of events and their successions, on the other. Nature is evolutionary in character.

The more one seeks to comprehend her, in the etymological sense of enclosing, imprisoning, in our mental schemes, the more she creates relations and complexity, memories and creative possibilities.

It ...

Pages: 5
Size: 249 kb
Paper DOI: 10.2495/ECO070061

 

 

Download the Full Article

Price: US$ 0.00

This article is part of the WIT OpenView scheme and you can download the full text Adobe PDF article for FREE by clicking the 'Openview' icon below.

conference

Send this page to a friend. Send this page to a colleague.



This paper can be found in the following book

Ecosytems and Sustainable Development VI

Ecosytems and Sustainable Development VI

Buy Book from
Witpress.com



Download the Full Article

This article is part of the WIT OpenView scheme and you can download the full text Adobe PDF article for FREE by clicking the 'Openview' icon to the right.


Copyright© 2006 by WIT Press | About Prof Carlos Brebbia
Optimised for Microsoft Internet Explorer