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Modeling Love Dynamics - cover

Modeling Love Dynamics

Sergio Rinaldi, Fabio Della Rossa, Fabio Dercole, Alessandra Gragnani, Pietro Landi

Publisher: WSPC

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This book shows, for the very first time, how love stories — a vital issue in our lives — can be tentatively described with classical mathematics. Focus is on the derivation and analysis of reliable models that allow one to formally describe the expected evolution of love affairs from the initial state of indifference to the final romantic regime. The models are in full agreement with the basic philosophical principles of love psychology. Eight chapters are theoretically oriented and discuss the romantic relationships between important classes of individuals identified by particular psychological traits. The remaining chapters are devoted to case studies described in classical poems or in worldwide famous films. 
This book shows, for the very first time, how love stories — a vital issue in our lives — can be tentatively described with classical mathematics. Focus is on the derivation and analysis of reliable models that allow one to formally describe the expected evolution of love affairs from the initial state of indifference to the final romantic regime. The models are in full agreement with the basic philosophical principles of love psychology. Eight chapters are theoretically oriented and discuss the romantic relationships between important classes of individuals identified by particular psychological traits. The remaining chapters are devoted to case studies described in classical poems or in worldwide famous films.Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and academics in applied mathematics; systems analysts, theoretical psychologists and social scientists.Key Features:First book ever on the mathematical treatment of the evolution of love affairsShows how mathematics can be used with the modeling approach to deal with artistic issues concerning loveUnique from the very few publications on the topic — the elegant jargon typical of social sciences as well as the hermetic formalism of mathematics are strictly avoided

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