This book is an often-requested reprint of two classic texts by H. Haken:
“Synergetics. An Introduction” and “Advanced Synergetics”.
Synergetics, an interdisciplinary research program initiated by H. Haken in 1969,
deals with the systematic and methodological approach
to the rapidly growing field of complexity.
Going well beyond qualitative analogies between
complex systems in fields as diverse as
physics, chemistry, biology, sociology and economics,
Synergetics uses tools from theoretical physics and mathematics
to construct a unifying framework within which quantitative descriptions
of complex, self-organizing systems can be made.
This may well explain the timelessness of H. Haken’s original texts
on this topic, which are now recognized as landmarks in the field of complex systems.
They provide both the beginning graduate student and the seasoned researcher
with solid knowledge of the basic concepts and mathematical tools.
Moreover, they admirably convey the spirit of the pioneering work by
the founder of Synergetics through the essential applications contained herein