The Constructal Law in Nature and Society.- Constructal Models in Social Processes.- Tree Flow Networks in Urban Design.- Natural Flow Patterns and Structured People Dynamics - A Constructal View.- Constructal Patterns Formation in Nature, Pedestrian Motion, and Epidemics Propagation.- The Constructal Nature of the Air Traffic System.- Sociological Theory, Constructal Theory, and Globalization.- Is Animal Learning Optimal?.- Conflict and Conciliation Dynamics.- Human Aging and Mortality.- Statistical Mechanical Models for Social Systems.- Family Models for Ethnic Residential Segregation.- Corporate Interlock.- Constructal Approach to Company Sustainability.- The Inequality Process Is an Evolutionary Process.- Constructal Theory of Written Language.- Life and Cognition.
Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics brings together for the first time social scientists and engineers who present predictive theory of social organization, as a conglomerate of mating flows that morph in time to flow more easily. The book offers a new way to look at social phenomena as part of natural phenomena, and examines a new domain of application of engineering such as thermodynamic optimization, thermoeconomics and "design as science".
Combines for the first time theories of general physics and applies them to social sciences
Offers a new way to look at social phenomena as part of natural phenomena
A new domain of application of engineering such as thermodynamic optimization, thermoeconomics and "design as science"
Discusses how the "flow architectures" of natural sciences are also found in social situations
Both classes are covered by the same principle (the constructal law)
First work to show that the concept of "efficiency" of engineering has a home in physics and social sciences
The constructal law theory puts a scientific principle behind the major challenges of today and the future: sustainable development, energy sufficiency, equilibria between human settlements and environmental ecosystems, optimal allocation, optimal distribution of finite resources, etc.