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far-from-equilibirum

The term used by the Prigogine School for those conditions leading to self-organization and the emergence of dissipative structures. Far-from-equilibrium conditions move the system away from its equilibrium state, activating the nonlinearity inherent in the system. Far-from equilibrium conditions are another way of talking about a criticalization in the values of parameters leading-up to a bifurcation and the emergence of new attractor(s) in a dynamical system.


Topics
Emergence, Dynamical Systems
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