OCS Research Articles

Below are organized links to a number of OCS research articles. These articles represent the corpus of OCS research that has been developed at this time.

Thus far, the sole investigator and author of these works is Grant Holland. This work has been conducted since 2007.

Organodynamics: A General Theory of Dynamical Systems based on Chance Organization

A series of five articles that introduces and describes a new dynamical systems theory named organodynamics. Organodynamics proposes a new approach to defining system state and trajectory that characterizes the way that certain very complex system - such as the biological - evolve over time. This approach emphasizes change of system organization over time and accommodates the influence of chance variation in the advent of those temporal organizational changes. Here are links to the five articles:

Part I: Overview

Part II: Analysis

Part III: Further Analysis

Part IV: Prediction Dynamics

Part V: Autocoorganization

Presentation (HTML) of these five articles.

OCS Prospectus

The OCS Prospectus provides an overview of OCS and Organodynamics.

OCS Working Documents

These three documents are the principle formal documentation of OCS research. They can be downloaded in PDF format from the links below. It is intended that future developments of the theory will be documented as revisions to these works. Collectively, the three documents run in excess of 600 pages.

OCS Part I: Principles of Organization. This document contains the conceptual theory of OCS. It describes and explains the seven organizing principles that must be exhibited by an entity to qualify as an "organic complex system."

OCS Part II: Organodynamics. This document defines the formal (mathematical) theory of OCS - named Organodynamics. Organodynamics provides a mathematical articulation of the seven organizing principles of the conceptual theory of OCS - and, as such, presents the mathematical heart of OCS theory.

OCS Part III: Considerations and Implications. This document, once developed, will discuss some implications of the OCS theory, anticipated applications and future developments. 

Other OCS Research Documentation

General OCS research documentation, including the above, can be accessed via this link.

© Grant Holland 2016