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Mitchell, Melanie

Complexity : a guided tour Melanie Mitchell - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, ©2009. - xvi, 349 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [326]-336) and index.

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.

9780199472130

2008023794

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014883204 Uk


Complexity (Philosophy)

Q175.32.C65 / M58 2009

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