1990 Lectures in Complex Systems: The Proceedings of the 1990 Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 1990

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Lynn Nadel, Daniel L. Stein
Westview Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Science - 565 pages
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An excellent series presenting top lecturers from the best institute for complex systems. Topics covered include: stochastic processes; fluid flow; pattern formation; information-based complexity; motor system problems; and the nature of adaptive change. Computer science, economics and business, phy
 

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Contents

Stochastic Processes
3
Complexity in Fluids
53
Roles of Open
99
Experimental Analysis of Disordered Systems
125
Theory and Applications of InformationBased Complexity
163
Some Learning Tasks from a Control Perspective
195
Moving a Human or Robot Arm with Many Degrees
225
Control of Tongue Movement Dynamics
253
Functional SelfOrganization in Complex Systems
407
A New Class of Models for Functional
427
Forecasting Chaotic Computational Ecosystems
461
Singularities for Complex Hyperbolic Equations
471
An Overview of the Minimum Description Length Principle
483
Spectral Entropy and SelfOrganization
493
Lectures in Complex Systems SFl Studies in the Sciences
497
Dynamics of a Trapped Ion Driven by Stochastic Optical
509

LeifH Finkel and Gerald M Edelman
269
Sex and Evolution
285
Dynamics of Neural Excitability
325
Information Processing
343
Physiological Studies in Silico
367
Nonlinear Dynamics of Neural Delayed Feedback
391
Undecidability in an Adaptive System
521
Bifurcations and Chaos in a Paradigm Equation for
527
Asymptotic Periodicity in OneDimensional Maps
535
Spin Glasses Neural Networks
547
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Lynn Nadel is head of the Department of Psychology, professor of psychology, research cognitive scientist, and deputy director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, all at the University of Arizona. Dr. Nadel, with coeditor Dr. Stein, organized the 1993 Summer School on Complex Systems. Daniel L. Stein is head of the Department of Physics and professor of Physics at the University of Arizona and external associate professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Dr. Stein organized the 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993 Summer Schools on Complex Systems, is a trustee for the Aspen Center for Physics, is on the Science Board at the Santa Fe Institute, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. Lynn Nadel is head of the Department of Psychology, professor of psychology, research cognitive scientist, and deputy director of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems, all at the University of Arizona. Dr. Nadel, with coeditor Dr. Stein, organized the 1993 Summer School on Complex Systems. Daniel L. Stein is head of the Department of Physics and professor of Physics at the University of Arizona and external associate professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Dr. Stein organized the 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993 Summer Schools on Complex Systems, is a trustee for the Aspen Center for Physics, is on the Science Board at the Santa Fe Institute, and was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.

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