SpringerBriefs in Complexity

Why We Live in Hierarchies?

A Quantitative Treatise

Authors: Zafeiris, Anna, Vicsek, Tamas

  • A quantitative approach to hierarchy
  • Written by leading experts on complex systems
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This book systematically interprets and documents new, unifying principles and basic laws describing the most relevant aspects of hierarchy. To do so, it discusses recent experiments and models that are simple and realistic enough to reproduce the observations, and develops concepts for a better understanding of the complexity of systems consisting of many organisms. The book covers systems ranging from flocks of birds to groups of people. Although it focuses on hierarchical collective behavior in general, two aspects pop up in the majority of cases: collective motion and dynamically changing, partially directed networks (and the natural relation between the two). In addition, it offers a brief description of the most relevant definitions and concepts involved in the context of hierarchies, presenting both a review of the current literature and a number of new experimental and computational results in more detail. It is a valuable resource for students and scholars pursuing research on the structure of interactions within the collectives of animals and humans.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Zafeiris, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Definitions and Basic Concepts

    Zafeiris, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 11-40

  • Observations and Measurements

    Zafeiris-Lázár, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 41-78

  • Experiments on the Emergence and Function

    Zafeiris, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 79-87

  • Modelling Emergence and Control

    Zafeiris, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 89-105

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70483-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70481-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Why We Live in Hierarchies?
Book Subtitle
A Quantitative Treatise
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Complexity
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70483-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70483-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-70481-4
Series ISSN
2191-5326
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 110
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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