The clustering phenomenon for inanimate and living systems and the herding effect for living systems are analyzed under the light of physical sciences. The suggested approach derives from the classical mechanics, the variational principle of least action and fluid dynamics theory is used, qualitatively, to enlighten some irrational behavior of financial systems.
Institution: University of São Paulo
Department: Instituto de Energia e Ambiente
Arlindo Kamimura, Brazilian, got his BSc degree in physics (1969) and MSc degree in theoretical nuclear physics (1973), both from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil. His PhD degree is in energy planning (2000) from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Prior to joining the Instituto de Eletrotécnica e Energia da USP - IEE/USP (2001), as energy researcher and invited professor, he worked as researcher/assistant professor at the Instituto de Física da USP (1971-1979). During the 1979-2001 periods he developed and worked with prospective energy planning models at CESP – Companhia Energética de São Paulo, an electricity power company. See http://lattes.cnpq.br for previous publication and click in Buscar Curriculo