Exploring Complexity: An Introduction

W.H. Freeman, 1989 - 313 Seiten
Exploring Complexity: An introduction is an intriguing exploration into the new science of complexity. This provocative book surveys the wide range of complex phenomena arising in the framework of physicochemical and biological systems and in the global environment, defining the elements of a new scientific vocabulary - the vocabulary of complexity - and elaborating the tools for analyzing these problems efficiently. It breaks disciplinary barriers to consider issues beyond the realm of traditional physical science, including the dynamics of climatic change and the behaviour of social insects and human populations. Exploring Complexity incorporates many new discussions on topics such as chaos, attractors, and fractals. The authors offer innovative views on recent research into nonlinear systems, complexity, and chaos that might further challenge the laws of science.

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