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Complex Engineered Systems: Science Meets Technology (Understanding Complex Systems)

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Recent advances in science and technology have led to a rapid increase

in the complexity of most engineered systems. In many notable cases,

this change has been a qualitative one rather than merely one of magnitude.

A new class of Complex Engineered Systems (CES) has emerged as a result

of technologies such as the Internet, GPS, wireless networking, micro-robotics, MEMS, fiber-optics and nanotechnology. These complex engineered systems are composed of many heterogeneous subsystems and are characterized by observable complex behaviors that emerge as a result of nonlinear spatio-temporal interactions among the subsystems at several levels of organization and abstraction. Examples of such systems include the World-Wide Web, air and ground traffic networks, distributed manufacturing environments, and globally distributed supply networks, as well as new paradigms such as self-organizing sensor networks, self-configuring robots, swarms of autonomous aircraft, smart materials and structures, and self-organizing computers. Understanding, designing, building and controlling such complex systems is going to be a central challenge for engineers in the coming decades.

Synopsis:

Every time that we take money out of an ATM, surf the internet or simply turn on a light switch, we enjoy the benefits of complex engineered systems. Systems like power grids and global communication networks are so ubiquitous in our daily lives that we usually take them for granted, only noticing them when they break down. But how do such amazing technologies and infrastructures come to be what they are? How are these systems designed? How do distributed networks work? How are they made to respond rapidly in 'real time'? And as the demands that we place on these systems become increasingly complex, are traditional systems-engineering practices still relevant? This volume examines the difficulties that arise in creating highly complex engineered systems and new approaches that are being adopted. Topics addressed range from the formal representation and classification of distributed networked systems to revolutionary engineering practices inspired by biological evolution. By bringing together the latest research in Complex Engineered Systems, this book sheds light on the current state and future course of this emerging field.

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This book sheds light on the large-scale engineering systems that shape and guide our everyday lives. It does this by bringing together the latest research and practice defining the emerging field of Complex Engineered Systems. Understanding, designing, building and controlling such complex systems is going to be a central challenge for engineers in the coming decades. This book is a step toward addressing that challenge.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I: The Process of Complex Engineering Systems Design.- Part II: Specific Complex Engineered Systems.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783540328315
Author:
Braha, Dan
Publisher:
Springer
Editor:
Minai, Ali A.
Editor:
Bar-Yam, Yaneer
Author:
Minai, Ali A.
Author:
Bar-Yam, Yaneer
Subject:
Technological complexity
Subject:
engineering systems
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Intelligence (AI) & Semantics
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Subject:
complex engineered systems
Subject:
self-organized systems
Subject:
Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity
Subject:
Industrial and Production Engineering
Subject:
Electrical engineering
Subject:
Biomedical Engineering
Subject:
APPLICATIONS OF MATHEMATICS
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) <P>Sheds light on understanding the large-scale engineering systems shape and guide our everyday lives</P> <P></P> <P>Brings together the latest research and practice defining the emerging field of Complex Engineer
Subject:
Physics-General
Subject:
Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Understanding Complex Systems
Publication Date:
20060728
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
396
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1610 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Every time that we take money out of an ATM, surf the internet or simply turn on a light switch, we enjoy the benefits of complex engineered systems. Systems like power grids and global communication networks are so ubiquitous in our daily lives that we usually take them for granted, only noticing them when they break down. But how do such amazing technologies and infrastructures come to be what they are? How are these systems designed? How do distributed networks work? How are they made to respond rapidly in 'real time'? And as the demands that we place on these systems become increasingly complex, are traditional systems-engineering practices still relevant? This volume examines the difficulties that arise in creating highly complex engineered systems and new approaches that are being adopted. Topics addressed range from the formal representation and classification of distributed networked systems to revolutionary engineering practices inspired by biological evolution. By bringing together the latest research in Complex Engineered Systems, this book sheds light on the current state and future course of this emerging field.
"Synopsis" by , This book sheds light on the large-scale engineering systems that shape and guide our everyday lives. It does this by bringing together the latest research and practice defining the emerging field of Complex Engineered Systems. Understanding, designing, building and controlling such complex systems is going to be a central challenge for engineers in the coming decades. This book is a step toward addressing that challenge.
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