Modeling Love Dynamics

Modeling Love Dynamics

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

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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.

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The authors demonstrate how love stories can be described using mathematical models, showing the evolution of these stories through ordinary differential equations. They describe the models used and their application to couples where each individual is characterized by a single variable (the interest of the partner), as well as multiple variables. They include discussion of couples composed of secure and unbiased or insecure and unbiased individuals, couples with high appeal who are in love with each other, couples with high appeal who are indifferent when they first meet but develop love, as well as the impact of social and environmental stresses, the existence of an extra emotional dimension like artistic inspiration, the effect of jealousy and conflict, and triangular love stories and ménages á trois. They provide case studies of love stories in novels, films, and classical love poetry and prose, such as Gone with the Wind, Beauty and the Beast, Pride and Prejudice, Cyrano de Bergerac, and Jules et Jim. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New Jersey :, World Scientific,, 2016
ISBN: 9789814696326
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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