An Introduction to Complex Systems

Making Sense of a Changing World​

Autoren: Tranquillo, Joseph V.

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  • Studies the tools of complex system theory that include chaos and fractals, game theory, networks, agent-based models and information theory
  • Contains examples, some outside the traditional boundaries of science, to help build a more intuitive feeling for complex systems
  • Outlines principles that can be used to design the next generation of machines and automata
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Über dieses Lehrbuch

This book explores the interdisciplinary field of complex systems theory. By the end of the book, readers will be able to understand terminology that is used in complex systems and how they are related to one another; see the patterns of complex systems in practical examples; map current topics, in a variety of fields, to complexity theory; and be able to read more advanced literature in the field. The book begins with basic systems concepts and moves on to how these simple rules can lead to complex behavior. The author then introduces non-linear systems, followed by pattern formation, and networks and information flow in systems. Later chapters cover the thermodynamics of complex systems, dynamical patterns that arise in networks, and how game theory can serve as a framework for decision making. The text is interspersed with both philosophical and quantitative arguments, and each chapter ends with questions and prompts that help readers make more connections.
“The text provides a useful overview of complex systems, with enough detail to allow a reader unfamiliar with the topic to understand the basics. The book stands out for its comprehensiveness and approachability. It will be particularly useful as a text for introductory physics courses. Tranquillo’s strength is in delivering a vast amount of information in a succinct manner.… A reader can find information quickly and efficiently—that is, in my opinion, the book’s greatest value.” (Stefani Crabtree, Physics Today)

Über die Autor*innen

Joe Tranquillo is Associate Professor of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering at Bucknell University, where he co-founded the Bucknell Innovation Group, KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Experience, served as the co-director of the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management, and currently directs the Teaching and Learning Center. 

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“The text provides a useful overview of complex systems, with enough detail to allow a reader unfamiliar with the topic to understand the basics. The book stands out for its comprehensiveness and approachability. It will be particularly useful as a text for introductory physics courses. Tranquillo’s strength is in delivering a vast amount of information in a succinct manner. … A reader can find information quickly and efficiently—that is, in my opinion, the book’s greatest value.” (Stefani Crabtree, Physics Today, November, 2019)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (11 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (11 Kapitel)

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eBook 74,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02589-2
  • Versehen mit digitalem Wasserzeichen, DRM-frei
  • Erhältliche Formate: EPUB, PDF
  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
  • Sofortiger eBook Download nach Kauf
Hardcover 96,29 €
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
An Introduction to Complex Systems
Buchuntertitel
Making Sense of a Changing World​
Autoren
Copyright
2019
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Inhaber
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02589-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02589-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02588-5
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
XIV, 396
Anzahl der Bilder
109 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen, 12 Abbildungen in Farbe
Themen