What Is a Complex System  Book

What Is a Complex System

  • Author : James Ladyman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-05
  • Genre: Computational complexity
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300251104

What Is a Complex System Excerpt :

A clear, concise introduction to the quickly growing field of complexity science that explains its conceptual and mathematical foundations What is a complex system? Although "complexity science" is used to understand phenomena as diverse as the behavior of honeybees, the economic markets, the human brain, and the climate, there is no agreement about its foundations. In this introduction for students, academics, and general readers, philosopher of science James Ladyman and physicist Karoline Wiesner develop an account of complexity that brings the different concepts and mathematical measures applied to complex systems into a single framework. They introduce the different features of complex systems, discuss different conceptions of complexity, and develop their own account. They explain why complexity science is so important in today's world.

Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems Book

Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems

  • Author : Stefan Thurner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Social sciences
  • Pages : 431
  • ISBN 10 : 0191861065

Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems Excerpt :

Complex systems are everywhere. Ecosystems, financial markets, traffic, the economy, the internet and social media are complex systems. This textbook summarizes our understanding of complex systems and the methodological progress made over the past 20 years in a clear, structured, and comprehensive way.

Philosophy of Complex Systems Book

Philosophy of Complex Systems

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-05-23
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 952
  • ISBN 10 : 0080931227

Philosophy of Complex Systems Excerpt :

The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, and social and economic dynamics. These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and determinism, equilibrium, control, planning, individuality, responsibility and so on. Our intention is to draw together in this volume, we believe for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the manifold philosophically interesting impacts of recent developments in understanding nonlinear systems and the unique aspects of their complexity. The book will focus specifically on the philosophical concepts, principles, judgments and problems distinctly raised by work in the domain of complex nonlinear dynamical systems, especially in recent years. -Comprehensive coverage of all main theories in the philosophy of Complex Systems -Clearly written expositions of fundamental ideas and concepts -Definitive discussions by leading researchers in the field -Summaries of leading-edge research in related fields are also included

Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems Book

Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems

  • Author : Robert B. Northrop
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 551
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439894989

Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems Excerpt :

The boundaries between simple and complicated, and complicated and complex system designations are fuzzy and debatable, even using quantitative measures of complexity. However, if you are a biomedical engineer, a biologist, physiologist, economist, politician, stock market speculator, or politician, you have encountered complex systems. Furthermore, your success depends on your ability to successfully interact with and manage a variety of complex systems. In order not to be blindsided by unexpected results, we need a systematic, comprehensive way of analyzing, modeling, and simulating complex systems to predict non-anticipated outcomes. In its engaging first chapters, the book introduces complex systems, Campbell's Law, and the Law of Unintended Consequences, and mathematics necessary for conversations in complex systems. Subsequent chapters illustrate concepts via commonly studied biological mechanisms. The final chapters focus on higher-level complexity problems, and introduce complexity in economic systems. Designed as a reference for biologists and biological engineers, Introduction to Complexity and Complex Systems lends itself to use in a classroom course to introduce advanced students studying biomedical engineering, biophysics, or physiology to complex systems. Engaging and illustrative, this book aids scientists and decision makers in managing biological complexity and complex systems.

Dynamics Of Complex Systems Book

Dynamics Of Complex Systems

  • Author : Yaneer Bar-yam
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-04
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 866
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429717598

Dynamics Of Complex Systems Excerpt :

This book aims to develop models and modeling techniques that are useful when applied to all complex systems. It adopts both analytic tools and computer simulation. The book is intended for students and researchers with a variety of backgrounds.

An Introduction to Complex Systems Book

An Introduction to Complex Systems

  • Author : Paul Fieguth
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319446066

An Introduction to Complex Systems Excerpt :

This undergraduate text explores a variety of large-scale phenomena - global warming, ice ages, water, poverty - and uses these case studies as a motivation to explore nonlinear dynamics, power-law statistics, and complex systems. Although the detailed mathematical descriptions of these topics can be challenging, the consequences of a system being nonlinear, power-law, or complex are in fact quite accessible. This book blends a tutorial approach to the mathematical aspects of complex systems together with a complementary narrative on the global/ecological/societal implications of such systems. Nearly all engineering undergraduate courses focus on mathematics and systems which are small scale, linear, and Gaussian. Unfortunately there is not a single large-scale ecological or social phenomenon that is scalar, linear, and Gaussian. This book offers students insights to better understand the large-scale problems facing the world and to realize that these cannot be solved by a single, narrow academic field or perspective. Instead, the book seeks to emphasize understanding, concepts, and ideas, in a way that is mathematically rigorous, so that the concepts do not feel vague, but not so technical that the mathematics get in the way. The book is intended for undergraduate students in a technical domain such as engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, and environmental studies.

Untangling Complex Systems Book
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Untangling Complex Systems

  • Author : Pier Luigi Gentili
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-03
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429847547

Untangling Complex Systems Excerpt :

Complex Systems are natural systems that science is unable to describe exhaustively. Examples of Complex Systems are both unicellular and multicellular living beings; human brains; human immune systems; ecosystems; human societies; the global economy; the climate and geology of our planet. This book is an account of a marvelous interdisciplinary journey the author made to understand properties of the Complex Systems. He has undertaken his trip, equipped with the fundamental principles of physical chemistry, in particular, the Second Law of Thermodynamics that describes the spontaneous evolution of our universe, and the tools of Non-linear dynamics. By dealing with many disciplines, in particular, chemistry, biology, physics, economy, and philosophy, the author demonstrates that Complex Systems are intertwined networks, working in out-of-equilibrium conditions, which exhibit emergent properties, such as self-organization phenomena and chaotic behaviors in time and space.

Life  An Introduction to Complex Systems Biology Book

Life An Introduction to Complex Systems Biology

  • Author : Kunihiko Kaneko
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2006-09-14
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540326670

Life An Introduction to Complex Systems Biology Excerpt :

This book examines life not from the reductionist point of view, but rather asks the questions: what are the universal properties of living systems, and how can one construct from there a phenomenological theory of life that leads naturally to complex processes such as reproductive cellular systems, evolution and differentiation? The presentation is relatively non-technical to appeal to a broad spectrum of students and researchers.

Designing Complex Systems Book

Designing Complex Systems

  • Author : Erik W. Aslaksen
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 1420087541

Designing Complex Systems Excerpt :

Without standardized construction elements such as nuts, bolts, bearings, beams, resistors and the like, the design of physical equipment is hopelessly inefficient, and engineers are continually bogged down with re-designing these elements over and over again. The same can be said for the domain of ideas and performance requirements. Only through a process of standardization of the corresponding functional elements will systems engineering truly live up to its potential of increased efficiency and quality. Designing Complex Systems: Foundations of Design in the Functional Domain introduces students and practitioners in the field of system design to a particular methodology that addresses design issues in a rigorous and consistent top-down fashion. It also reassesses the characteristics of engineering and its place within the field of intellectual activity, in particular, examining the creative aspects of design as reflected in the difference between engineers and technicians. Erik W. Aslaksen brings forty years of experience to the table with this groundbreaking work. He examines how the concept of value can provide a quantitative measure of that wider interaction of the engineered object with its environment. With its forward-looking approach and holistic perspective, this volume is sure to advance the field of knowledge of systems engineering for years to come.

Stochastic Transport in Complex Systems Book

Stochastic Transport in Complex Systems

  • Author : Andreas Schadschneider
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 0080560520

Stochastic Transport in Complex Systems Excerpt :

The first part of the book provides a pedagogical introduction to the physics of complex systems driven far from equilibrium. In this part we discuss the basic concepts and theoretical techniques which are commonly used to study classical stochastic transport in systems of interacting driven particles. The analytical techniques include mean-field theories, matrix product ansatz, renormalization group, etc. and the numerical methods are mostly based on computer simulations. In the second part of the book these concepts and techniques are applied not only to vehicular traffic but also to transport and traffic-like phenomena in living systems ranging from collective movements of social insects (for example, ants) on trails to intracellular molecular motor transport. These demonstrate the conceptual unity of the fundamental principles underlying the apparent diversity of the systems and the utility of the theoretical toolbox of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics in interdisciplinary research far beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries of physics. Leading industry experts provide a broad overview of the interdisciplinary nature of physics Presents unified descriptions of intracellular, ant, and vehicular traffic from a physics point of view Applies theoretical methods in practical everyday situations Reference and guide for physicists, engineers and graduate students

Complex Systems  Chaos and Beyond Book
Score: 3
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Complex Systems Chaos and Beyond

  • Author : Kunihiko Kaneko
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642568619

Complex Systems Chaos and Beyond Excerpt :

This book, the first in a series on this subject, is the outcome of many years of efforts to give a new all-encompassing approach to complex systems in nature based on chaos theory. While maintaining a high level of rigor, the authors avoid an overly complicated mathematical apparatus, making the book accessible to a wider interdisciplinary readership.

An Introduction to Complex Systems Book

An Introduction to Complex Systems

  • Author : Joe Tranquillo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030025892

An Introduction to Complex Systems Excerpt :

This book explores the interdisciplinary field of complex systems theory. By the end of the book, readers will be able to understand terminology that is used in complex systems and how they are related to one another; see the patterns of complex systems in practical examples; map current topics, in a variety of fields, to complexity theory; and be able to read more advanced literature in the field. The book begins with basic systems concepts and moves on to how these simple rules can lead to complex behavior. The author then introduces non-linear systems, followed by pattern formation, and networks and information flow in systems. Later chapters cover the thermodynamics of complex systems, dynamical patterns that arise in networks, and how game theory can serve as a framework for decision making. The text is interspersed with both philosophical and quantitative arguments, and each chapter ends with questions and prompts that help readers make more connections. “The text provides a useful overview of complex systems, with enough detail to allow a reader unfamiliar with the topic to understand the basics. The book stands out for its comprehensiveness and approachability. It will be particularly useful as a text for introductory physics courses. Tranquillo’s strength is in delivering a vast amount of information in a succinct manner.... A reader can find information quickly and efficiently—that is, in my opinion, the book’s greatest value.” (Stefani Crabtree, Physics Today)

Complex Systems and Population Health Book

Complex Systems and Population Health

  • Author : Yorghos Apostolopoulos
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-06-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190880743

Complex Systems and Population Health Excerpt :

Complex Systems and Computation in Public Health Sciences is the first comprehensive book in population health science that meaningfully integrates complex systems theory, methodology, modeling, computational simulation, and real-world applications while incorporating current population health perspectives.

Foundations of Complex system Theories Book
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Foundations of Complex system Theories

  • Author : Sunny Y. Auyang
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Mathematics
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 0521778263

Foundations of Complex system Theories Excerpt :

Analyzes approaches to the study of complexity in the physical, biological, and social sciences.

Uncertainty and Surprise in Complex Systems Book

Uncertainty and Surprise in Complex Systems

  • Author : Reuben R. McDaniel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2005-03-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 3540237739

Uncertainty and Surprise in Complex Systems Excerpt :

Complexity science has been a source of new insight in physical and social systems and has demonstrated that unpredictability and surprise are fundamental aspects of the world around us. This book is the outcome of a discussion meeting of leading scholars and critical thinkers with expertise in complex systems sciences and leaders from a variety of organizations, sponsored by the Prigogine Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the Plexus Institute, to explore strategies for understanding uncertainty and surprise. Besides contributions to the conference, it includes a key digest by the editors as well as a commentary by the late nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine, "Surprises in half of a century". The book is intended for researchers and scientists in complexity science, as well as for a broad interdisciplinary audience of both practitioners and scholars. It will well serve those interested in the research issues and in the application of complexity science to physical and social systems.