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By John H. Miller,Scott E. Page

This ebook offers the 1st transparent, entire, and available account of complicated adaptive social structures, by way of of the field's top experts. Such systems--whether political events, inventory markets, or ant colonies--present essentially the most interesting theoretical and functional demanding situations confronting the social sciences. Engagingly written, and balancing technical aspect with intuitive factors, Complex Adaptive Systems makes a speciality of the major instruments and concepts that experience emerged within the box because the mid-1990s, in addition to the ideas had to examine such structures. It offers an in depth advent to suggestions resembling emergence, self-organized criticality, automata, networks, variety, edition, and suggestions. It additionally demonstrates how complicated adaptive structures might be explored utilizing tools starting from arithmetic to computational types of adaptive agents.

John Miller and Scott web page exhibit the right way to mix rules from economics, political technological know-how, biology, physics, and machine technological know-how to light up issues in association, variation, decentralization, and robustness. in addition they show how the standard extremes utilized in modeling may be fruitfully transcended.

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