TY - GEN
AU - Ladyman, James
ED - Wiesner, Karoline
TI - What is a complex system?
SN - 9780300251104
U1 - 511.352
PY - 2020///
CY - New Haven
PB - Yale University Press
KW - System analysis
KW - System theory
KW - Computational complexity
KW - Science Philosophy
KW - Complexity Philosophy
KW - Adaptive behaviour
KW - Algorithmic Complexity
KW - Computation
KW - Correlation
KW - Distribution
KW - Dynamical systems theory
KW - Non - Equilibrium
KW - Food webs
KW - Modularity
KW - Nested structure
KW - Neurons
KW - Nonlinearity
KW - Radiation
KW - Self - organisation
KW - Universal behaviour
KW - Ant colonies
KW - Honey bee hives
KW - Numerosity
KW - Disorder
KW - Diversity
N1 - Includes bibliographical references and index
N2 - A clear, concise introduction to the quickly growing field of complexity science that explains its conceptual and mathematical foundations. What is a complex system? Although "complexity science" is used to understand phenomena as diverse as the behavior of honeybees, the economic markets, the human brain, and the climate, there is no agreement about its foundations. In this introduction for students, academics, and general readers, philosopher of science James Ladyman and physicist Karoline Wiesner develop an account of complexity that brings the different concepts and mathematical measures applied to complex systems into a single framework. They introduce the different features of complex systems, discuss different conceptions of complexity, and develop their own account. They explain why complexity science is so important in today's world
ER -