Computational Complexity

Theory, Techniques, and Applications

Editors: Meyers, Robert A. (Ed.)

  • Provides a one-stop reference covering theory, techniques, and applications
  • Presents the fundamental tools and approaches that underlie all large-scale modeling
  • Addresses a multidisciplinary audience in computer science, pure and applied mathematics, engineering, physics, and economics
  • Includes a glossary of important terms and a concise definition of the subject for each entry
  • Gathers together more than 200 peer-reviewed entries from the 11-volume Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science
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Complex systems are systems that comprise many interacting parts with the ability to generate a new quality of collective behavior through self-organization, e.g. the spontaneous formation of temporal, spatial or functional structures.  These systems are often characterized by extreme sensitivity to initial conditions as well as emergent behavior that are not readily predictable or even completely deterministic.  The recognition that the collective behavior of the whole system cannot be simply inferred from an understanding of the behavior of the individual components has led to the development of numerous sophisticated new computational and modeling tools with applications to a wide range of scientific, engineering, and societal phenomena.
Computational Complexity: Theory, Techniques and Applications presents a detailed and integrated view of the theoretical basis, computational methods, and state-of-the-art approaches to investigating and modeling of inherently difficult problems whose solution requires extensive resources approaching the practical limits of present-day computer systems.  This comprehensive and authoritative reference examines key components of computational complexity, including cellular automata, graph theory, data mining, granular computing, soft computing, wavelets, and more.

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Dr. Meyers has more than 20 patents and 50 technical papers in the fields of photochemistry, pollution control, inorganic reactions, organic reactions, luminescence phenomena and polymers. He has published in primary literature journals including Science and the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. Dr Meyers’ scientific achievements have been reviewed in feature articles in the popular press in publications such as The New York Times Science Supplement and The Wall Street Journal as well as more specialized publications such as Chemical Engineering and Coal Age. A public service film was produced by the Environmental Protection Agency of Dr. Meyers' chemical desulfurization invention for air pollution control.

Dr Meyers conceived and has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Academic Press (now Elsevier) Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology. This is an 18-volume publication of 780 twenty-page articles written to an audience of university students and practicing professionals. This encyclopedia, first published in 1987, was very successful, and because of this, was revised and reissued in 1992 as a second edition. The Third Edition was published in 2001 and is now on-line. Dr Meyers has completed two editions of the Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine for Wiley VCH publishers (1995 and 2004). These cover molecular and cellular level genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, diseases and structure determination as well as cell biology. His eight-volume Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation was published in 1998 by John Wiley & Sons and his 15- volume Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry was published in 2000, also by John Wiley & Sons.

Dr. Meyers has worked with more than 20 Nobel laureates during his career.

Table of contents (209 chapters)

  • Additive Cellular Automata

    Voorhees, Burton

    Pages 1-17

  • Agent Based Computational Economics

    Levy, Moshe

    Pages 18-38

  • Agent Based Modeling and Artificial Life

    Macal, Charles M.

    Pages 39-57

  • Agent Based Modeling and Computer Languages

    North, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 58-75

  • Agent Based Modeling, Large Scale Simulations

    Parry, Hazel R.

    Pages 76-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Complexity
Book Subtitle
Theory, Techniques, and Applications
Editors
  • Robert A. Meyers
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Print ISBN
978-1-4614-1799-6
Print + eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1801-6
eReference ISBN
978-1-4614-1800-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIV, 3492
Number of Illustrations and Tables
882 b/w illustrations, 665 illustrations in colour
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