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Nature's longest threads : new frontiers in the mathematics and physics of information in biology, Janaki Balakrishnan, B. V. Sreekantan, editors

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Nature's longest threads : new frontiers in the mathematics and physics of information in biology
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Nature's longest threads
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new frontiers in the mathematics and physics of information in biology
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Janaki Balakrishnan, B. V. Sreekantan, editors
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Editor
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Summary
Organisms endowed with life show a sense of awareness, interacting with and learning from the universe in and around them. Each level of interaction involves transfer of information of various kinds, and at different levels. Each thread of information is interlinked with the other, and woven together, these constitute the universe - both the internal self and the external world - as we perceive it. They are, figuratively speaking, Nature''s longest threads. This volume reports inter-disciplinary research and views on information and its transfer at different levels of organization by reputed s
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MiAaPQ
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570.1154
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illustrations
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index present
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English
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QC174.17.M35
LC item number
.N38 2014
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non fiction
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  • Balakrishnan, Janaki
  • Sreekantan, B. V.
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  • Quantum theory
  • Biological systems
  • Information theory in biology
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Nature's longest threads : new frontiers in the mathematics and physics of information in biology, Janaki Balakrishnan, B. V. Sreekantan, editors
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1. Mathematics In-forms physics and physics Per-forms mathematics: comments; 1. Appendix; References; 2. An incomplete summing up of Quantum Measurements; 1. Introduction; 2. The Principle of Superposition - A Bolt from the Blue; 2.1. The demise of the individual!; 2.2. The no cloning theorem- an amazing consistency; 3. Models for Quantum Measurements (QM); 3.1. The apparatus; 3.2. Macroscopic Objects in Quantum Mechanics; 3.3. The Dirac-von Neumann model; 3.4. vN model: the pointer states; 3.5. Issues with decoherence; 4. Arthurs-Kelly Type Measurements
  • 5. Protective Measurements6. Weak Measurements; 7. Weak Value Measurements; 8. Work in Progress; Acknowledgment; References; 3. Predictive Information for Quantum Bio-Systems; 1. Introduction; 2. Predictive Information; 3. Predictive Information, Entropy and Quantum Correlation; 4. Conclusions; References; 4. Quantum Effects in Biological Systems; 1. Introduction; 2. Quantum Weirdness; 3. Quantum Coherence in Biology; 3.1. Quantum Entanglement and Photosynthesis; 3.2. Quantum Physics and Olfaction; 3.3. Navigating Birds and Magnetoreceptor; 4. Ion Channel and Information Propagation in Brain
  • 5. Decoherence Time and Quantum Coherence6. Conclusions; 7. Acknowledgement; References; 5. Instabilities in sensory processes; 1. Introduction; 2. Fluctuation-Induced Instability: A Model for Natural Chemosensors; 3. Type-I and Type-II Neuronal Oscillations; 4. Conclusions; References; 6. Active Cellular Mechanics and Information Processing in the Living Cell; 1. Introduction; 2. Cell Surface as an Active Medium; 3. Cell Surface as a Distributed System for Information Processing and Computation; 4. Conclusion; 5. Acknowledgements; References
  • 7. On the importance of length scales in determining the physics of biological systems1. Introduction; 2. Macromolecules and Polyelectrolyte Solutions; 3. Motion of Micro-Organisms in Fluids; 4. Microtubules and Plant Growth; 5. Concluding Remarks; References; 8. q-Deformations and the dynamics of the larch bud-moth population cycles; 1. Introduction; 2. q-deformations; 3. The Larch Bud-Moth Population Cycle; The Bud-Moth - Needle-Quality - Parasitoid Tritrophic Model; 4. A q-deformed Tritrophic Model; Linear Stability Analysis; Dynamics of the System for Various Parameter Values
  • 5. Conclusions6. Acknowledgement; References; 9. Newtonian chimpanzees? A molecular dynamics approach to understanding decision-making by wild chimpanzees; 1. Introduction; 2. Results; 3. Conclusions; 4. Appendix A: The Model, in Detail; 5. Appendix B: Group Analysis; Acknowledgements; References; 10. Quantum Probability - A New Direction for Modeling in Cognitive Science; 1. Introduction; 2. New Empirical Evidences; 3. Quantum Ontology and Context Dependence; 4. Concluding Remarks; References; 11. Knowledge, its hierarchy and its direction; 1. Introduction; 2. The Meaning of Life
  • 3. Evolution: Direction vs. Goal
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9789814612470
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Nature's longest threads : new frontiers in the mathematics and physics of information in biology, Janaki Balakrishnan, B. V. Sreekantan, editors
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; 1. Mathematics In-forms physics and physics Per-forms mathematics: comments; 1. Appendix; References; 2. An incomplete summing up of Quantum Measurements; 1. Introduction; 2. The Principle of Superposition - A Bolt from the Blue; 2.1. The demise of the individual!; 2.2. The no cloning theorem- an amazing consistency; 3. Models for Quantum Measurements (QM); 3.1. The apparatus; 3.2. Macroscopic Objects in Quantum Mechanics; 3.3. The Dirac-von Neumann model; 3.4. vN model: the pointer states; 3.5. Issues with decoherence; 4. Arthurs-Kelly Type Measurements
  • 5. Protective Measurements6. Weak Measurements; 7. Weak Value Measurements; 8. Work in Progress; Acknowledgment; References; 3. Predictive Information for Quantum Bio-Systems; 1. Introduction; 2. Predictive Information; 3. Predictive Information, Entropy and Quantum Correlation; 4. Conclusions; References; 4. Quantum Effects in Biological Systems; 1. Introduction; 2. Quantum Weirdness; 3. Quantum Coherence in Biology; 3.1. Quantum Entanglement and Photosynthesis; 3.2. Quantum Physics and Olfaction; 3.3. Navigating Birds and Magnetoreceptor; 4. Ion Channel and Information Propagation in Brain
  • 5. Decoherence Time and Quantum Coherence6. Conclusions; 7. Acknowledgement; References; 5. Instabilities in sensory processes; 1. Introduction; 2. Fluctuation-Induced Instability: A Model for Natural Chemosensors; 3. Type-I and Type-II Neuronal Oscillations; 4. Conclusions; References; 6. Active Cellular Mechanics and Information Processing in the Living Cell; 1. Introduction; 2. Cell Surface as an Active Medium; 3. Cell Surface as a Distributed System for Information Processing and Computation; 4. Conclusion; 5. Acknowledgements; References
  • 7. On the importance of length scales in determining the physics of biological systems1. Introduction; 2. Macromolecules and Polyelectrolyte Solutions; 3. Motion of Micro-Organisms in Fluids; 4. Microtubules and Plant Growth; 5. Concluding Remarks; References; 8. q-Deformations and the dynamics of the larch bud-moth population cycles; 1. Introduction; 2. q-deformations; 3. The Larch Bud-Moth Population Cycle; The Bud-Moth - Needle-Quality - Parasitoid Tritrophic Model; 4. A q-deformed Tritrophic Model; Linear Stability Analysis; Dynamics of the System for Various Parameter Values
  • 5. Conclusions6. Acknowledgement; References; 9. Newtonian chimpanzees? A molecular dynamics approach to understanding decision-making by wild chimpanzees; 1. Introduction; 2. Results; 3. Conclusions; 4. Appendix A: The Model, in Detail; 5. Appendix B: Group Analysis; Acknowledgements; References; 10. Quantum Probability - A New Direction for Modeling in Cognitive Science; 1. Introduction; 2. New Empirical Evidences; 3. Quantum Ontology and Context Dependence; 4. Concluding Remarks; References; 11. Knowledge, its hierarchy and its direction; 1. Introduction; 2. The Meaning of Life
  • 3. Evolution: Direction vs. Goal
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (207 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814612470
Media category
computer
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  • c
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remote
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  • (CKB)3710000000214665
  • (EBL)1766819
  • (SSID)ssj0001287801
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12470601
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001287801
  • (PQKBWorkID)11291071
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