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Louie, Aloisius Ho-Yin

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Works: 10 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 1,924 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: QH311, 574
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Most widely held works by Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie
More than life itself : a synthetic continuation in relational biology by Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.H. Louie's More Than Life Itself is an exploratory journey in relational biology, a study of life in terms of the organization of entailment relations in living systems. This book represents a synergy of the mathematical theories of categories, lattices, and modelling, and the result is a synthetic biology that provides a characterization of life. Biology extends physics. Life is not a specialization of mechanism, but an expansive generalization of it. Organisms and machines share some common features, but organisms are not machines. Life is defined by a relational closure that places it beyond the reach of physicochemical and mechanistic dogma, outside the reductionistic universe, and into the realm of impredicativity. Function dictates structure. Complexity brings forth living beings
The reflection of life : functional entailment and imminence in relational biology by Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.H. Louie's The Reflection of Life: Functional Entailment and Imminence in Relational Biology is a continuation of the exploratory journey in relational biology which began with his 2009 monograph More Than Life Itself: A Synthetic Continuation in Relational Biology. The theme of his first book was 'What is life?'; the theme of this sequel is ""How do two life forms interact?"" Biology is a subject concerned with organization of relations. Relational biology is the approach that advocates 'function dictates structure"", rather than 'structure implies function'. It is mathematics decoded into
Intangible life : functorial connections in relational biology by Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie( )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rare publication continues an exploratory journey in relational biology, a study of biology in terms of the organization of networked connections in living systems. It builds on the author's two earlier monographs which looked at the epistemology of life and the ontogeny of life. Here the emphasis is on the intangibility of life, that the real nature of living systems is conveyed not by their tangible material basis but by their intangible inherent processes. Relational biology is the approach that hails 'function dictates structure'; it is mathematics decoded into biological realizations. Therefore, the work begins with a concise introduction to category theory, equiping the reader with the mathematical metalanguage of relation biology. The book is organized around three parts: Part I is a comprehensive study of the most important functor in relational biology, the power set functor. The author lays the set-theoretic foundations of the functorial connections in relational biology, exploring relations, mappings, and set-valued mappings. In Part II, Natural Law receives a new mathematical formulation founded on two axioms: 'Everything is a set.' and 'Every process is a set-valued mapping.' The reader sees how Metabolism-Repair networks, equipped with set-valued processors, expand their role from models of biological entities to generic models of all natural systems. Part III expounds the various shades of invertibility in general, and the inversion of encoding to decoding in particular. A plethora of mathematical and biological examples illustrate the category-theoretic concepts of equivalence and adjunction. This book's algebraic approach to biological models will appeal to researchers and graduate students in mathematics, biology, and the philosophy of science
Theoretical biology and complexity : three essays on the natural philosophy of complex systems by Robert Rosen( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical Biology and Complexity: Three Essays on the Natural Philosophy of Complex Systems is made up of three short essays-each separately conceived and written, each with distinct thrusts and emphases, but nevertheless closely related in substance and spirit. All three spring from a common concern: to grasp and comprehend the material basis of living systems. The first essay is about the interaction between particles and the consequent observable manifestations. It casts the analysis of the measurement process into an elegant dualism relating modes of description, and explores the conseq
The Reflection of Life by Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More Than Life Itself: A Synthetic Continuation in Relational Biology. 1 by Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mathematical models of human exposure to air pollutants : final report by Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A sophisticated CAD tool for the creation of complex models for electromagnetic interaction analysis by Michel Dion( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

DIDEC-DREO is an interactive program for personal computers which creates models of complex geometric structures for use in electromagnetic interaction analysis. It uses the device-independent graphics library DIGRAF and the graphics kernel system HALO, and can be executed on systems with various graphics devices. This report gives a detailed description of the program DIDEC-DREO, its installation and its theoretical background. Each available interactive command is described. The associated program HEDRON, which generates simple geometric shapes and other programs that extract current amplitude data from electromagnetic interaction code outputs, are also discussed
More Than Life Itself: A Synthetic Continuation in Relational Biology (Categories) by Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intangible life functorial connections in relational biology by Aloisius Ho-Yin Louie( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This rare publication continues an exploratory journey in relational biology, a study of biology in terms of the organization of networked connections in living systems. It builds on the author’s two earlier monographs which looked at the epistemology of life and the ontogeny of life. Here the emphasis is on the intangibility of life, that the real nature of living systems is conveyed not by their tangible material basis but by their intangible inherent processes. Relational biology is the approach that hails ‘function dictates structure’; it is mathematics decoded into biological realizations. Therefore, the work begins with a concise introduction to category theory, equiping the reader with the mathematical metalanguage of relation biology. The book is organized around three parts: Part I is a comprehensive study of the most important functor in relational biology, the power set functor. The author lays the set-theoretic foundations of the functorial connections in relational biology, exploring relations, mappings, and set-valued mappings. In Part II, Natural Law receives a new mathematical formulation founded on two axioms: ‘Everything is a set.’ and ‘Every process is a set-valued mapping.’ The reader sees how Metabolism–Repair networks, equipped with set-valued processors, expand their role from models of biological entities to generic models of all natural systems. Part III expounds the various shades of invertibility in general, and the inversion of encoding to decoding in particular. A plethora of mathematical and biological examples illustrate the category-theoretic concepts of equivalence and adjunction. This book's algebraic approach to biological models will appeal to researchers and graduate students in mathematics, biology, and the philosophy of science
 
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More than life itself : a synthetic continuation in relational biology
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Louie, A. H.

Louie, A. H. (Aloisius Ho-Yin)

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