Graduate Texts in Physics

Modeling Complex Systems

Authors: Boccara, Nino

  • Explores the process of modeling complex systems in the widest sense, drawing on many examples from diverse fields
  • Presents new results recently obtained in the field of modeling complex systems
  • Contains new worked examples and exercises with complete solutions  
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About this Textbook

Modeling Complex Systems, 2nd Edition, explores the process of modeling complex systems, providing examples from such diverse fields as ecology, epidemiology, sociology, seismology, and economics. It illustrates how models of complex systems are built and provides indispensable mathematical tools for studying their dynamics.

This vital introductory text is useful for advanced undergraduate students in various scientific disciplines, and serves as an important reference book for graduate students and young researchers.

This enhanced second edition includes: .

-recent research results and bibliographic references

-extra footnotes which provide biographical information on cited scientists who have made significant contributions to the field

-new and improved worked-out examples to aid a student’s comprehension of the content

-exercises to challenge the reader and complement the material

Nino Boccara is also the author of Essentials of Mathematica: With Applications to Mathematics and Physics (Springer, 2007).

About the authors

Dr. Nino Boccara is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie de la Ville de Paris, and Former Director of Research in Theoretical Physics at the CNRS.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“Boccara’s approach is firmly based on dynamical systems theory, differential equations, and maps, with a very solid mathematical treatment, cast at times in terms of definitions and theorems. … The book is very well suited for graduate or advanced undergraduate studies and comes with a problem and solution section at the end of every chapter. … The book covers in any case a plethora of models and is highly recommendable for everybody wishing to attain a good knowledge of classical complex system theory.”­­­ (Claudius Gros, SIAM Review, Vol. 53 (4), 2011)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling Complex Systems
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6562-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6562-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6561-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2681-3
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 490
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