A Course of
"American teachers of history need to work with
physicists on the basis of a thermodynamics of historical processes."
- Henry Adams, 1910
In order to use homeokinetics principles to study a
particular complex system (e.g., a galaxy, a political system, etc), at least
two scientists are needed; one who is versed in physics and irreversible
thermodynamics; the other who is trained in that specialty (what Iberall
called the ‘flatland’ science). As a physicist working with ‘flatland’
scientists, Iberall realized that his colleagues needed to have some
understanding of physics principles. Therefore, he began writing a course of
study with various general and specific applications.
If you are a ‘flatland’ scientist, begin with the Basic
Principles of Physics. You can then go on to Applications in your area. If you
are theoretical physicist, you will find the Basic Principles Section useful
as well, in that it will guide you in your discussions with ‘flatland’
scientists. After reading these lessons (or if your topic is not here), you
can go to the Papers and Books on Homeokinetics for further reading.
Basic Principles of Physics
Basic Principles of Homeokinetic
“Iberallian” Thoughts on Various Subjects