Homeokinetics
The Physics of Complex Systems


Homeokinetics is the study of complex systems, such as universes, galaxies, social systems, people, or even those that seem as simple as gases. The entire universe consists of atomistic-like units bound in interactive ensembles to form systems, level by level in a nested hierarchy. Homeokinetics treats all complex systems on an equal footing, animate and inanimate, providing them with a common viewpoint. The complexity in studying how they work is reduced by the emergence of common languages in all complex systems.




Arthur Iberall, the founder of Homeokinetics passed away on December 8, 2002.

Obituary

Formal Photo

Arthur Iberall Lecture Fund

First lecture by F. Eugene Yates, December 5, 2003
Second lecture by James Bassingthwaighte, December 3, 2004
Third lecture by J. Scott Kelso, December 2, 2005
Fourth lecture by Peter J. Beek, December 1, 2006
Fifth lecture by Peter N. Kugler, December 7, 2007
Sixth lecture by Douglas White, December 5, 2008
Seventh lecture by Dava Newman, December 4, 2009
Eighth lecture by Dilip Kondepudi, December 3, 2010
Ninth lecture by James Collins, December 2, 2011
Tenth lecture by Michael T. Turvey, December 7, 2012
Eleventh lecture by Dagmar Sternad, December 6, 2013

Iberall Papers in Ecological Psychology

  • Iberall, A. S. (1990). A Commentary on Kugler, Turvey, Schmidt, and Rosenblum's Ecological Approach to Motor Systems. ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2, 275-293.

  • Iberall, A. S. (1992). Does intention have a characteristic fast time scale? ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 4, 39-61.

  • Iberall, A. S. (1995). A Physical (Homeokinetic) Foundation for the Gibsonian Theory of Perception and Action. ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 7 (1), 37-68

  • Iberall, A. S. (1997). Nonlinear Dynamics from a Physical Point of View. ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 9, 223-244.

  • Iberall, A. S. (2000). What Makes Sammy-Samantha and Other Mammals Run? A First Round of Closure. ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 12, 109-139.

  • Iberall, A. S. (2001). The Physics, Chemical Physics, and Biological Physics of Life on Earth. ECOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 13, 315-327.


  • Iberall Papers in American Journal of Physiology -- Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology -- Section R
  • Iberall, A. S. (1977). A field and circuit thermodynamics for integrative physiology. I. Introduction to the general notions. American Journal of Physiology Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology 233:171-180.

  • Iberall, A. S., Soodak, H. & Hassler, F. (1978). A field and circuit thermodynamics for integrative physiology. II. Power and communicational spectroscopy in biology. American Journal of Physiology Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 234 3-19.

  • Iberall, A. S. (1978). A field and circuit thermodynamics for integrative physiology. III. Keeping the books--a general experimental method. American Journal of Physiology Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 234 85-97.

  • Iberall, A. S. (1984). On the genesis of "is" and "ought". American Journal of Physiology Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 246 937-942.

  • Iberall and Soodak in Science

    Bush on Creationism

    -- added Dec. 26, 2000

    A Course of Study -This version is for Frames enabled Browsers.

    A Course of Study -This version is for Browsers that do NOT read Frames.

    Mars and Homeokinetics

    Who is our study group?

    What is Homeokinetics?

    The descriptive version
    The explicit version

    Examples of Homeokinetic Applications

    Some recent publications (1985 - present)
    Earlier keynote publications (1965 - 1984)
    A Homeokinetics Journal: Commentaries - Physical and Philosophic
    Journal Index
    Vol. 1. No. 1 Society 1.1 - One Science
    Vol. 1. No. 1 Society 1.1 - Thermodynamics
    Excerpt from Vol 1, No. 3

    Foundations for Social and Biological Evolution

    Description
    Table of Contents
    A Primer of Homeokinetic Applications, in review
    Preface
    Table of Contents

    1998 Homeokinetics Conference


    Many people -- students, academics, professionals -- got their first taste of a true general systems science from A. Iberall, Toward a General Science of Viable Systems, McGraw-Hill, 1972. Now, such interdisciplinary study is extended far beyond in:

    A. Iberall, D. Wilkinson, D.White (U. Cal. affiliation), Foundations for Social and Biological Evolution, Progress Toward a Physical Theory of Civilization and of Speciation, CA: Cri-de-Coeur Press, 1993.

    It will open your mind to real interdisciplinary study on a physical science base for society, life, and the creating Earth processes.


    For further information, please contact aiberall@uci.edu or william.mace@trincoll.edu or rdb1@polisci.ucla.edu


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