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Complexity Science: An Introduction

by Mark A Peletier, Rutger A Van Santen and Erik Steur World Scientific
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Hbk 428 pages
AU$279.00 NZ$286.09
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This book on complexity science comprises a collection of chapters on methods and principles from a wide variety of disciplinary fields ' from physics and chemistry to biology and the social sciences.In this two-part volume, the first part is a collection of chapters introducing different aspects in a coherent fashion, and providing a common basis and the founding principles of the different complexity science approaches; the next provides deeper discussions of the different methods of use in complexity science, with interesting illustrative applications.The fundamental topics deal with self-organization, pattern formation, forecasting uncertainties, synchronization and revolutionary change, self-adapting and self-correcting systems, and complex networks. Examples are taken from biology, chemistry, engineering, epidemiology, robotics, economics, sociology, and neurology.