Towards a theory of the organism

Mae-Wan Ho
October 1997
Integrative Physiological & Behavioral Science;Oct-Dec97, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p343
Academic Journal
Discusses a theory of the organism derived from McClare's notion of stored energy and Denbigh's thermodynamics of the steady state, as a dynamically and energetically closed domain of cyclic nondissipative processes coupled to irreversible dissipative process. Energy storage and mobilization in living systems; Symmetrical coupling of cyclical flows; Thermodynamics of steady state versus organized complexity.


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