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Looking at history through mathematics / [by] N. Rashevsky.


Cambridge, Mass., M.I.T. Press [1968] .
ISBN 0262180243, 9780262180245

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Subjects Biometry.
Geschichte.
Histoire - Méthodologie - Modèles mathématiques.
Histoire -- Méthodologie -- Modèles mathématiques.
History -- Mathematical models.
History.
Mathematik.
Models, Theoretical.
Sociometric Techniques.
Description xvi, 199 pages 21 cm
Copyright Date [1968]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 180-183).
Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS -- An example of possible postdiction for prehistory -- Interaction of individuals in a society: the abstract approach -- Some possible generalizations -- Interaction of spatially isolated social groups -- Imitative behavior and the development of aggressiveness -- Slow and rapid changes in the behavior of society as possible mechanisms of history -- Other possible mechanisms of history -- Kinetics of transition from one equilibrium to another -- Beliefs and prejudices: their role in history and their possible mechanism -- A possible mechanism for decay of prejudices -- Another possible mechanism for decay of prejudices -- The role of the individual in history: determinism versus indeterminism -- Possible effects of geographical factors on the rates of cultural developments -- Some speculations on the formation of early villages -- Trade between cities as a possible vehicle of information -- Possible mechanism of the effect of specific shoreline on the rates of cultural development -- Other possible factors affecting the differences in the rates of cultural development -- History as the development of a social organism.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)290883
(OCoLC)ocm00290883
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WorldCat Identities Rashevsky, Nicolas, 1899-1972.
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