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Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
by Steven Johnson
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT TOP 25 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR AN ESQUIRE MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In the tradition of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's... (read more)

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Thinking in Systems: A Primer
Thinking in Systems: A Primer
by Donella Meadows
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In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth--the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet-- Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis... (read more)

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Linear System Theory (08 Edition)
Linear System Theory (08 Edition)
by Lotfi A. Zadeh
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The state space approach is widely used in systems ranging from industrial robots to space guidance control. This landmark in the technique's development and applications was written by two pioneers in the field, Lotfi A. Zadeh and Charles A. Desoer, who... (read more)

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The Structure of Evolutionary Theory
The Structure of Evolutionary Theory
by Stephen Jay Gould
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Honorable Mention, 2002 Association of American Publishers PSP Award, Biological Science... (read more)

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Chaos: Making a New Science
Chaos: Making a New Science
by James Gleick
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The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theory National bestsellerMore than a million copies sold A work of popular science in the tradition of Stephen... (read more)

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The Boids and the Bees: Guiding Adaptation to Improve Our Health, Healthcare, Schools, and Society
The Boids and the Bees: Guiding Adaptation to Improve Our Health, Healthcare, Schools, and Society
by Alonso H. Jones
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We are confronted with problems in virtually all of our major systems. Einstein said that we cannot solve our problems on the same level of thinking we were on when we created them. We believe a fundamental fault underlying all these problems is the way... (read more)

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SYNC: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life
SYNC: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life
by Steven Strogatz
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The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur... (read more)

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Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen
Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen
by Mark Buchanan
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Why do catastrophes happen? What sets off earthquakes, for example? What about mass extinctions of species? The outbreak of major wars? Massive traffic jams that seem to appear out of nowhere? Why does the stock market periodically suffer dramatic... (read more)

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An Introduction to Identification
An Introduction to Identification
by J P Norton
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Advanced undergraduates and graduate students of electrical, chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineering will appreciate this text for a course in systems identification. In addition to the theoretical basis for mathematical modeling, it covers a... (read more)

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Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Eng #55: Viability of Hybrid Systems: A Controllability Operator Approach
Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Eng #55: Viability of Hybrid Systems: A Controllability Operator Approach
by G Labinaz
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The problem of viability of hybrid systems is considered in this work. A model for a hybrid system is developed including a means of including three forms of uncertainty: transition dynamics, structural uncertainty, and parametric uncertainty. A... (read more)

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Cime Summer Schools #46: Controllability and Observability: Lectures Given at the Centro Internazionale Matematico Estivo (C.I.M.E.) Held in Pontecchio (Bologna), Italy, July
Cime Summer Schools #46: Controllability and Observability: Lectures Given at the Centro Internazionale Matematico Estivo (C.I.M.E.) Held in Pontecchio (Bologna), Italy, July
by E. (edt) Evangelisti
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R.E. Kalman: Lectures on controllability and observability.- E. Kulikowski: Controllability and optimum contro.- A. Straszak: Supervisory controllabilityl.- L. Weiss: Lectures on controllability and observability.... (read more)

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Applied Mathematical Sciences #0072: Mutiphase Averaging for Classical Systems: With Applications to Adiabatic Theorems
Applied Mathematical Sciences #0072: Mutiphase Averaging for Classical Systems: With Applications to Adiabatic Theorems
by P Lochak
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In the past several decades many significant results in averaging for systems of ODE's have been obtained. These results have not attracted a tention in proportion to their importance, partly because they have been overshadowed by KAM theory, and partly... (read more)

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Complexity: A Guided Tour
Complexity: A Guided Tour
by Melanie Mitchell
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What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of individual neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex as consciousness? What is it that guides self-organizing structures... (read more)

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Multidimensional Systems Theory and Applications
Multidimensional Systems Theory and Applications
by N. K. (edt) Bose
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The Second Edition of this book includes an abundance of examples to illustrate advanced concepts and brings out in a text book setting the algorithms for bivariate polynomial matrix factorization results that form the basis of two-dimensional systems... (read more)

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Research Trends in Combinatorial Optimization: Bonn 2008
Research Trends in Combinatorial Optimization: Bonn 2008
by William J Cook
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This book, written by leading experts in combinatorial optimization, features in-depth surveys of current research areas in combinatorial optimization in the broad sense, ranging from applied graph theory to mathematical programming. It also contains... (read more)

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Introduction To Dynamic Systems : Theory, Models and Applications (79 Edition)
Introduction To Dynamic Systems : Theory, Models and Applications (79 Edition)
by David G. Luenberger
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Integrates the traditional approach to differential equations with the modern systems and control theoretic approach to dynamic systems, emphasizing theoretical principles and classic models in a wide variety of areas. Provides a particularly... (read more)

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Unifying Themes in Complex Systems; Proceedings; V.1. (Reprint, 2000).
Unifying Themes in Complex Systems; Proceedings; V.1. (Reprint, 2000).
by Yaneer Bar-yam
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The study of complex systems has attracted a broad range of researchers from many disciplines spanning both the hard and soft sciences. In the Autumn of 1997, 300 of these researchers came together for the First International Conference on Complex... (read more)

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Flexibility in Engineering Design (Engineering Systems)
Flexibility in Engineering Design (Engineering Systems)
by Richard De Neufville
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andlt;Pandgt;Project teams can improve results by recognizing that the future is inevitably uncertain and that by creating flexible designs they can adapt to eventualities. This approach enables them to take advantage of new opportunities and avoid... (read more)

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Ifsr International Series on Systems Science and Engineering #15: Facets of Systems Science: Second Edition
Ifsr International Series on Systems Science and Engineering #15: Facets of Systems Science: Second Edition
by George J. Klir
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This is the substantially updated second edition of the first comprehensive overview of systems science for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. This new edition adds supplemental examples and exercises, and a selection of recent papers in... (read more)

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Systems Thinkers
Systems Thinkers
by Magnus Ramage
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This book presents a biographical history of the field of systems thinking, by examining the life and work of thirty of its major thinkers. It discusses each thinker's key contributions, the way this contribution was expressed in practice and the... (read more)

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