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Complex behavior can occur in any system made up of large numbers of interacting constituents, be they atoms in a solid, cells in a living organism, or consumers in a national economy. Analysis of this behavior often involves making important assumptions and approximations, the exact nature of which vary from subject to subject. Foundations of Complex-system Theories begins with a description of the general features of complexity and then examines a range of important concepts, such as theories of composite systems, collective phenomena, emergent properties, and stochastic processes. Each topic is discussed with reference to the fields of statistical physics, evolutionary biology, and economics, thereby highlighting recurrent themes in the study of complex systems. This detailed yet nontechnical book will appeal to anyone who wants to know more about complex systems and their behavior. It will also be of great interest to specialists studying complexity in the physical, biological, and social sciences.

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

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Analyzes, for the first time, the key concepts and general methods used in studying complexity in statistical physics, evolutionary biology, and economics. It highlights the features common to each area, and describes how we understand and deal with complexity.

Synopsis:

Foundations of Complex-system Theories analyzes, for the first time, the key concepts and general methods used in studying complexity in statistical physics, evolutionary biology, and economics. It highlights the features common to each area, and describes how we understand and deal with complexity.This detailed yet nontechnical book will appeal to anyone who wants to know more about complex systems and their behavior. It will also be of great interest to specialists studying complexity in the physical, biological, and social sciences.

Synopsis:

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

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Part I. Equilibrium: 2. Theories of composite systems; 3. Individuals: systems and constituents; 4. Situated individuals and the situation; 5. Interacting individuals and collective phenomena; 6. Macro individuals and emergent properties; Part II. Dynamics: 7. The temporality of dynamical systems; 8. The complexity of deterministic dynamics; 9. Stochastic processes; 10. Directionality, history, expectation; 11. Epilogue.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521778268
Author:
Auyang, Sunny A.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Auyang, Sunny Y.
Author:
Sunny y., Auyang
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Econometrics
Subject:
System Theory
Subject:
Mathematical Physics
Subject:
Statistical physics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
System theory System theory
Subject:
Physics-Math
Subject:
Physics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
In Economics, Evolut
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
420
Dimensions:
10.02x6.97x.93 in. 1.60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Analyzes approaches to the study of complexity in the physical, biological, and social sciences.
"Synopsis" by , Analyzes, for the first time, the key concepts and general methods used in studying complexity in statistical physics, evolutionary biology, and economics. It highlights the features common to each area, and describes how we understand and deal with complexity.
"Synopsis" by , Foundations of Complex-system Theories analyzes, for the first time, the key concepts and general methods used in studying complexity in statistical physics, evolutionary biology, and economics. It highlights the features common to each area, and describes how we understand and deal with complexity.This detailed yet nontechnical book will appeal to anyone who wants to know more about complex systems and their behavior. It will also be of great interest to specialists studying complexity in the physical, biological, and social sciences.
"Synopsis" by , Analyzes approaches to the study of complexity in the physical, biological, and social sciences.
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