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Complex Systems


Terry R. J. Bossomaier, David G. Green, D. A. Seeley, Z. Aleksić, John E. Hutchinson, D. E. Stewart, R. L. Dewar, M. R. James, G. C. Fox, P. D. Coddington, R. H. Bradbury, N. Snoad
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  • Date Published: November 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521043717

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  • This book, first published in 2000, explores the exciting field of complexity. It features in-depth coverage of important theoretical areas, including fractals, chaos, non-linear dynamics, artificial life and self-organization. It also provides overviews of complexity in several applied areas, including parallel computation, control systems, neural systems and ecosystems. Some of the properties that best characterize complex systems, including algorithmic richness, non-linearity and abundant interactions between components are examined. In this way the book draws out themes, especially the ideas of connectivity and natural computation, that reveal deep, underlying similarities between phenomena that have formerly been treated as completely distinct. The idea of natural computation is particularly rich in fresh approaches applicable to both biology and computing. Analogies such as the DNA code as life's underlying program, or organisms as automata, are very compelling. Conversely, biologically inspired ideas such as cellular automata, genetic algorithms and neural networks are at the forefront of advanced computing.

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    • Date Published: November 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521043717
    • length: 420 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.625kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Terry R. J. Bossomaier and David G. Green
    2. Self-organisation in complex systems David G. Green
    3. Network evolution and the emergence of structure D. A. Seeley
    4. Artificial life: growing complex systems Z. Aleksić
    5. Deterministic and random fractals John E. Hutchinson
    6. Non-linear dynamics D. E. Stewart and R. L. Dewar
    7. Non-linear control systems M. R. James
    8. Parallel computers and complex systems G. C. Fox and P. D. Coddington
    9. Are ecosystems complex systems? R. H. Bradbury, David G. Green and N. Snoad
    10. Complexity and neural networks Terry R. J. Bossomaier

  • Editors

    Terry R. J. Bossomaier, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, New South Wales

    David G. Green, Charles Sturt University, Albury, New South Wales


    Terry R. J. Bossomaier, David G. Green, D. A. Seeley, Z. Aleksić, John E. Hutchinson, D. E. Stewart, R. L. Dewar, M. R. James, G. C. Fox, P. D. Coddington, R. H. Bradbury, N. Snoad

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