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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Melanie Mitchell, (Computer scientist)
|ISBN:||9780195124415 0195124413 9780199798100 0199798109|
|Description:||xvi, 349 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Background and history. What is complexity? ; dynamics, chaos, and prediction ; Information ; Computation ; Evolution ; Genetics, simplified ; Defining and measuring complexity --
Life and evolution in computers. Self-reproducing computer programs ; Genetic algorithms --
Computation writ large. Cellular automata, life, and the universe ; Computing with particles ; Information processing in living systems ; How to make analogies (if you are a computer) ; Prospects of computer modeling --
Network thinking. The science of networks ; Applying network science to real-world networks ; The mystery of scaling ; Evolution, complexified --
Conclusion. The past and future of the sciences of complexity.
She captures the excitement of research. Ian D. Couzin, Science She writes in an unpretentious style with frequent entertaining and useful anecdotes. Iain D. Couzin. Science
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A very good tour
The book is an overview of the field of complexity science. As such it touches on a great number of subjects. While it might appear to suffer from a lack of focus, complexity science is a interdisciplinary subject and, as such, must draw together many seemingly disparate parts. The result is a literary...
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