Introducing substance-field,as a method for studying living systems.
Faculty of Sciences, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel.
Analyzing living systems is difficult attributable to their following commonfeatures:
· Open systems with inputs, throughputs and outputs of various sorts of matter-energy and information.
· Maintain a steady state of negentropy.
· Extremely complex.
· Contain genetic materials with different levels of gene expression.
· Composed of an aqueous suspension of macromolecules and organs.
· Contain essential subsystem(s) which controls the entire system.
· Their subsystems are integrated to form activities and self-regulation with purposes and goals.
· Live and survive in a large verity of both extreme and non-extreme environments.
Introducing Su-Field standard problems format together with function analysis into the research plan of living systems:
· Simplifies systems complexity by braking down living system into smaller units that are easier to study.
· Reveals similarities across different species although they may not have many features in common.
· Modeling problems can result in discovering a new substance or field combinations in nature that may have been overlooked or viewed as "missing data".
· Advance our understanding of how process and structures operate by linking between all living system hierarchies: Molecules, cells, organs, organisms, group of organisms, and organization of societies to create a comprehensive map. The map will then represent the interactions both within the same hierarchy and across the different hierarchies of living systems.
· Uncover emergent properties or nature laws otherwise discovered by chance.
Several examples are given in this paper to demonstrate the use of Su-Field as a method for studying living systems.