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Author Bar-Yam, Yaneer.

Title Dynamics of complex systems / Yaneer Bar-Yam.

Publication Info. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, [1997]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  570.151 B223D    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 848 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in nonlinearity
Studies in nonlinearity.
Note "The advanced book program."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 827-837) and index.
Contents 0 Overview: The Dynamics of Complex Systems-Examples, Questions, Methods and Concepts -- Introduction and Preliminaries -- Neural NetworksI: Subdivision and hierarchy -- Neural Networks II: Models of Mind -- Protein Folding I: Size Scaling of Time -- Protein Folding II: Kinetic Pathways -- Life I: Evolution-Origin of complex Organisms -- -- Life II: Developmental Biology-Complex by design -- Human Civilization I: Defining Complexity -- Human civilization II: A Complex(ity) Transition.
Summary Dynamics of Complex Systems is the first text describing the modern unified study of complex systems. It is designed for upper-undergraduate/beginning graduate-level students, and covers a broad range of applications in a broad array of disciplines. A central goal of this text is to develop models and modeling techniques that are useful when applied to all complex systems. This is done by adopting both analytic tools, including statistical mechanics and stochastic dynamics, and computer simulation techniques, such as cellular automata and Monte Carlo. In four sets of paired, self-contained chapters, Yaneer Bar-Yam discusses complex systems in the context of neural networks, protein folding, living organisms, and finally, human civilization itself.
Subject Biomathematics.
System theory.
Biomathematics. (OCoLC)fst00832555
System theory. (OCoLC)fst01141423
Kunstmatige intelligentie.
Komplexes System.
Chaostheorie. (DE-588)4009754-7
Dynamik. (DE-588)4013384-9
Komplexes System. (DE-588)4114261-5
Other Form: Online version: Bar-Yam, Yaneer. Dynamics of complex systems. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, ©1997 (OCoLC)645891009
ISBN 0201557487
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