PlanetPhysics/Fundamental Complexity Diagrams

Fundamental complexity diagramsEdit

Categorical comparisons of different types of dynamical systems in diagrams provide useful means for both their classification and understanding the relations between them. Such powerful mathematical tools may also be considered as a further, practically useful elaboration of Spencer's philosophical principle ideas in biology and sociology in terms of the emergence of higher complexity levels in living systems and societies. As explained by Barry Mitchell (1965) and other category theoreticians, diagrams can be defined as functors, and functor categories involve `meta-diagrams of diagrams', or functors and natural transformations, meta-categories of categories, and so on to higher dimensional algebras (HDA). Therefore, category theory in higher dimensions/HDA appears as the natural setting for considering the emergence of higher complexity levels--such as living organisms, the human mind and societies in relation to the simpler, physicochemical/molecular/quantum systems.

Diagrams of complexity levelsEdit

When viewed from a formal perspective of Poli's theory of levels (Baianu and Poli, 2008), the two levels of super-- and ultra-- complex systems are quite distinct in many of their defining properties, and therefore, categorical diagrams that `mix' such distinct levels do not commute. Considering dynamic similarity, Rosen (1968) introduced the concept of `analogous' (classical) dynamical systems in terms of categorical, dynamic isomorphisms between their isomorphic state-spaces that commute with their transition (state) function, or dynamic laws. However, the extension of this concept to either complex or super-complex systems has not yet been investigated, and may be similar in importance to the introduction of the Lorentz-Poincar\'e group of transformations for reference frames in Relativity theory. Furthermore, one is always seeking the underlying relational invariance or similarities in functionality among different organisms or between different stages of development during Ontogeny (the development of an organism from a fertilized egg), as well as during phylogeny, the evolution of organisms and species, (encompassing also biomolecular evolution that may however be often `neutral' with respect to the the emergence of new phenotypes). In this context, the categorical concept of `dynamically adjoint systems ' was introduced in relation to the data obtained through nuclear transplant experiments (Baianu and Scripcariu, 1974). Thus, extending the latter concept to super-- and ultra-- complex systems , one has in general, that two complex or supercomplex systems with `state spaces' being defined respectively as A and A*, are dynamically adjoint if they can be represented naturally by the following (functorial) diagram:

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with   and   being isomorphic (that is,   representing natural equivalences between adjoint functors of the same kind, either left or right), and as above in diagram (2.5), the two diagonals are, respectively, the state-space transition functions   and   of the two adjoint dynamical systems. (It would also be interesting to investigate dynamic adjointness in the context of quantum dynamical systems and quantum automata, as defined in Baianu, 1971a).

A left-adjoint functor, such as the functor F in the above commutative diagram between categories representing state spaces of equivalent cell nuclei preserves inductive limits , whereas the right-adjoint (or coadjoint) functor, such as G above, preserves projective limits (colimits) . (For precise definitions of adjoint functors the reader is referred to Brown, Galzebrook and Baianu, 2007, as well as to Popescu, 1973, Baianu and Scripcariu, 1974, and the initial paper by Kan, 1958).

Applications to mathematical models of: nuclear transplants, cloning, embryogenesis, development and related mathematical biology problemsEdit

A left-adjoint functor, such as the functor F in the above commutative diagram between categories representing state spaces of equivalent cell nuclei preserves limits , whereas the right-adjoint (or coadjoint) functor, such as G above, preserves colimits . (For precise definitions of adjoint functors the reader is referred to Brown, Galzebrook and Baianu, 2007, as well as to Popescu, 1973, Baianu and Scripcariu, 1974, and the initial paper by Kan, 1958). Thus, dynamic attractors and genericity of states are preserved for differentiating cells up to the blastula stage of organismic development. Subsequent stages of ontogenetic development can be considered only `weekly adjoint' or partially analogous. Similar dynamic controls may operate for controlling division cycles in the cells of different organisms; therefore, such instances are also good example of the dynamic adjointness relation between cells of different organisms that may be very far apart phylogenetically, even on different `branches of the tree of life.' A more elaborate dynamic concept of `homology' between the genomes of different species during evolution was also proposed (Baianu, 1971a), suggesting that an entire phylogenetic series can be characterized by a topologically--rather than biologically--\emph{homologous sequence} of genomes which preserves certain genes encoding the essential biological functions. A striking example was recently suggested involving the differentiation of the nervous system in the fruit fly and mice (and perhaps also man) which leads to the formation of the back, middle and front parts of the neural tube. A related, topological generalization of such a dynamic similarity between systems was previously introduced as topological conjugacy(Baianu, 1986-1987a; Baianu and Lin, 2004), which replaces recursive, digital simulation with symbolic, topological modelling for both super-- and ultra-- complex systems (Baianu and Lin., 2004; Baianu, 2004c; Baianu et al., 2004, 2006b). This approach stems logically from the introduction of topological/ computation and topological computers Baianu, 1971b), as well as their natural extensions to quantum nano-automata (Baianu, 2004a), quantum automata and quantum computers (Baianu, 1971a, and 1971b, respectively); the latter may allow us to make a `quantum leap' in our understanding Life and the higher complexity levels in general. Such is also the relevance of quantum logics and  -logic algebra to understand the immanent operational logics of the human brain and the associated mind meta--level. Quantum Logics concepts are introduced next that are also relevant to the fundamental, or `ultimate', concept of spacetime, well-beyond our phenomenal reach, and thus in this specific sense, transcedental to our physical experience (perhaps vindicating the need for a Kantian--like transcedental logic , but from a quite different standpoint than that originally advanced by Kant in his critique of `pure' reason; instead of being `mystical'- as Husserl might have said--the transcedental logic of quantized spacetime is very different from the Boolean logic of digital computers, as it is quantum , and thus non--commutative). A Transcedental Ontology , whereas with a definite Kantian `flavor', would not be at all `mystical' in Husserl's sense, but would rely on `verifiable' many--valued, non--commutative logics, and thus contrary to Kant's original presupposition, as well as untouchable by Husserl's critique; the fundamental nature of spacetime would be thus `provable' and `verifiable', but only to the extent allowed by Quantum Logics, not by an arbitrary (`mystical') Kantian--transcedental logic.