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ERIC Number: EJ860675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Deciphering Dynamical Patterns of Growth Processes
Kolakowska, A.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n6 p1353-1364 Nov 2009
Large systems of statistical physics often display properties that are independent of particulars that characterize their microscopic components. Universal dynamical patterns are manifested by the presence of scaling laws, which provides a common insight into governing physics of processes as vastly diverse as, e.g., growth of geological formations and processes underlying social patterns. Here, the author provides highlights from this vibrant arena of interdisciplinary research and suggests that times call for augmenting undergraduate physics curriculum. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A