Modeling Complex Systems

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2004 - Science - 397 pages
This book explores the process of modeling complex systems in the widest sense of that term, drawing on examples from such diverse fields as ecology, epidemiology, sociology, seismology, as well as economics. It also provides the mathematical tools for studying the dynamics of these systems.nbsp;Boccara takes a carefully inductive approach in defining what it means for a system to be "complex" (and at the same time addresses the equally elusive concept of emergent properties).nbsp;This is the first text on the subject to draw comprehensive conclusions from such a wide range of analogous phenomena.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
How to Build Up a Model
17
Differential Equations 41
39
Recurrence Equations
107
Chaos
145
Cellular Automata 191
190
Networks
275
PowerLaw Distributions
311
Notations 367
366
Index 389
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