9780195165333

Robust Design A Repertoire of Biological, Ecological, and Engineering Case Studies

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    9780195165333

  • ISBN10:

    0195165330

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-03-03
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

Robust Design brings together 16 chapters by an eminent group of authors in a wide range of fields presenting aspects of robustness in biological, ecological, and computational systems. The volme is the first to address robustness in biological, ecological, and computational systems. It is an outgrowth of a new research program on robustness at the Sante Fe Institute founded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. For those interested in complexity or interdisciplinary science, robustness is seen as currently among the most intellectually active and promising research areas with important applications in all fields of science, business, and economics.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(6)
Erica Jen
Stable or Robust? What's the Difference?
7(14)
Erica Jen
Development Canalization, Stochasticity, and Robustness
21(26)
R. C. Lewontin
Peter J. E. Goss
Evolution of Phenotypic Robustness
47(24)
Joachim Hermisson
Gunter P. Wagner
Principles and Parameters of Molecular Robustness
71(34)
David C. Krakauer
Joshua B. Plotkin
Directing the Evolvable: Utilizing Robustness in Evolution
105(30)
Christopher A. Voigt
Stephen L. Mayo
Zhen-Gang Wang
Frances Arnold
Robustness in Neuronal Systems: The Balance Between Homeostasis, Plasticity, and Modulation
135(16)
Eve Marder
Dirk Bucher
Cross-System Perspectives on the Ecology and Evolution of Resilience
151(22)
Colleen T. Webb
Simon A. Levin
Robustness in Ecosystems
173(18)
Brian Walker
Garry Peterson
John M. Anderies
Ann Kinzig
Steve Carpenter
Robustness in the History of Life?
191(16)
Douglas H. Erwin
Computation in the Wild
207(24)
Stephanie Forrest
Justin Balthrop
Matthew Glickman
David Ackley
Robustness and the Internet: Design and Evolution
231(42)
Walter Willinger
John Doyle
Robustness and the Internet: Theoretical Foundations
273(14)
John C. Doyle
Steven H. Low
Fernando Paganini
Glenn Vinnicombe
Walter Willinger
Pablo Parrilo
Index 287

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