Thermodynamics And Ecology 127

6.1 Introduction. Stability concepts in ecology and mathematics 127

6.2 Stability concept in thermodynamics and thermodynamic measures of stability 128

6.3 Model approach to definitions of stability: formal definitions and interpretations 133

6.4 Thermodynamics and dynamical systems 135

6.5 On stability of zero equilibrium and its thermodynamic interpretation 137

6.6 Stability of non-trivial equilibrium and one class of

Lyapunov functions 139

6.7 Lyapunov function and exergy 141

6.8 One more Lyapunov function 142

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6.9 What kind of Lyapunov function we could construct if one or several equilibrium coordinates tends to zero 143

6.10 Once more ecological example 144

6.11 Problems of thermodynamic interpretation for ecological models 147

6.12 Complexity versus stability 150

6.13 Summary of the ecological important issues 151

CHAPTER 7: MODELS OF ECOSYSTEMS: THERMODYNAMIC BASIS

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