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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 pages : illustrations, 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
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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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