A combination of all local variables (J. THIERIE,1990, p.442).
The Global Field is reflected by general constraints which affect the system as a whole.
J. THIERIE writes: "With regard to a system governed by a definite global kinetic evolution law (coherence), we are searching for… the consequences of introducing discernibility of parts, at the level of local evolution laws (partitions method).
"… the local steady states of such partitions, when kinetics is nonlinear, are not only fixed by the global variable and the kinetic values of parameters (as usual) but also by a combination of all local variables, called global field.
"This special situation leads to the possibility for local bifurcations to occur without risk for the global stability".
"… those systems offer the unexpected property of deeply rehandling the frequencies distributions of the local variables, keeping a global invariant and coherent behaviour" (1990, p. 442).
This looks as yet another reformulation of organizational closure. Besides, it could probably be connected to chaotic attractors mathematics, which allows for local randomness within a global determinism. One may consider as an example the large physical and psychical autonomy of the living being, once the constraints of its basic biology are respected.
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