Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
The main objective of Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society (DDNS) is to
foster links between basic and applied research relating to discrete
dynamics of complex systems encountered in the natural and social sciences.
Discrete dynamics reflects a new emerging tendency towards utilization of
iterative mathematical models systems of difference equations to
describe the behavior of complex systems. It has became clear from the
latest development in discrete modeling that such models have a simpler
structure and provide many more possibilities for generating and describing
complex non-linear phenomena, including chaotic regimes and fractals.
However, further developments in such a discrete mathematical approach are
restricted by the absence of general principles that could play the same
role as the variational principles in physics. DDNS aims to elaborate such a
principles, which are expected to lead to a better understanding of the
exact meaning of ³discrete² time and space, and, to the creation of a new
³calculus² for discrete complex dynamics. This general principles should
provide direct construction of difference equations for their further use in
mathematical modeling of complex, living and thinking systems as it was
happened in classical mechanics for the inert matter.
The journal intend to stimulate publications directed to the analyses of
computer generated solutions and chaotic in particular, correctness of
numerical procedures, chaos synchronization and control, discrete
optimization methods among other related topics.
The journal will provide a channel of communication between scientists and
practitioners working in the field of complex systems analysis and will
stimulate the development and use of discrete dynamical approach.
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society will publish original, high quality,
research papers. In addition there will be regular editorials, invited
reviews, a letters section and a news section containing information on
future events and book reviews.
International Group for Chaos Studies
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
1 Hashalom St.
Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel
Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society is available free of charge as an
Open Access journal on the Internet.
Current Issue: Volume 2006
Date: 22 February 2006