Articles and papers that relate to infonomics and/or the Constructal Law available for downloading

Constructal Theory of Economics
Bejan, Badescu, DeVos, Sept. 2000
“This paper extends to economics of the constructal theory of generation of shape and structure in natural flow systems that connect one point to a finite size area of volume. By invoking the principle of cost minimization in the translort of goods between a point and an area, it is possible to anticipate the dendritic pattern of transport routes that cover the area and the shapes and numbers of the interstitial areas of the dendrite…”

The physics of spreading ideas
Bejan and Lorente, Jan. 2012
“Here we show that the main features of citations history (S-shaped curve, increasing h index, decreasing m quotient) are predictable with the constructal law of how an idea flows over a populated territory. It flows in two ways: fast and long, as “convection” along established channels of researchers interested in the idea, and slow and short, sideways from channels, by “diffusion” to new users. The first regime accounts for the rising portion of the S curve, and the second for the slow-down. Tree-shaped established channels spread the idea faster than single channels over the same area. The complexity of the design of fast channels increases in time due to the evolution of communications technologies.”

Energy Review of The Physics of Life – The Evolution of Everything
M.M. Awad
Mechanical Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering,
Mansoura University, Mansoura, 35516, Egypt

“This is an exceptionally interesting, beautiful and engaging book about the universal law of physics of evolution everywhere e the Constructal Law. Adrian Bejan explains why the new science of evo- lution is important to all of us. Along the way, he shows the physics origins of our most common and least questioned notions and urges, such as life span, freedom, knowledge, power, technology, hi- erarchy, purpose, economic sense, economies of scale, wealth, city, rule of law, diversity, and many more.”