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Complexity : a guided tour

Author: Melanie Mitchell, (informatyk)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fascinating look at the exciting new sciences of complexity and what they reveal about everything from ant colonies to the World Wide Web, now available in paperback

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Mitchell, (informatyk)
ISBN: 9780199798100 0199798109 9780195124415 0195124413
OCLC Number: 947152535
Description: XVI, 349 s. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Background and HistoryChapter 1: What is Complexity? Chapter 2: Dynamics, Chaos, and Prediction Chapter 3: Information Chapter 4: Computation Chapter 5: Evolution Chapter 6: Genetics, Simplified Chapter 7: Defining and Measuring Complexity Part II: Life and Evolution in ComputersChapter 8: Self-Reproducing Programs Chapter 9: Genetic Algorithms Part III: Computation Writ LargeChapter 10: Cellular Automata, Life, and the Universe Chapter 11: Computing with ParticlesChapter 12: Information Processing in Living Systems Chapter 13: How to Make Analogies (If You Are A Computer)Chapter 14: Prospects of Computer Modeling Part IV: Network ThinkingChapter 15: The Science of Networks Chapter 16: Applying Network Science to Real-World Networks Chapter 17: The Mystery of Scaling Chapter 18: Evolution, Complexified Part V: ConclusionChapter 19: The Past and Future of the Sciences of Complexity NotesBibliographyIndex
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