When we have discussed about the complex objects in a previous chapter, we have noticed that there are dependence relations of some properties between the elements of these objects. If these are interrelationships, then the properties of the objects which are involved in such relations exert an influence on one another. In the real world, as we are about to see in the following chapters, the relations between the real objects (material systems) are always decomposable into bilateral interrelationships, and the term which denotes these relations is known as interaction (term which shall be more accurately defined in the following chapter). Because the interaction term is applicable to any MS, regardless of its organization level, the type of this interaction may be an universal classification criterion.
The interaction attributes which might be distinguishing criteria of MS are:
The distribution type of the interaction intensity on the set of possible elements couples belonging to the system;
Working radius of the interaction (distance between the elements which might interact);
Spatial (an)isotropy of the interaction intensity between the system’s elements (spatial distribution of the interaction intensity, in polar coordinates, against the inner reference system of the elements is even in case of the isotropy);
Temporal distribution of the interaction intensity (permanence or intermittence of this interaction);
Interaction sense (attraction or repulsion).
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