## 1993 lectures in complex systemsFor six years the Complex Systems Summer School has contributed greatly to education and research into complex systems. "1993 Lectures in Complex Systems "presents a wide array of topics in the field, including condensed matter dynamics, self-organized criticality, complex fluids, evolution, time series analysis, and neural models of perception. This book is a compilation of many of the lectures and contributions of the 1993 Complex Systems Summer School. The collective volumes in the Series ("Lectures in the Sciences of Complexity, 1989 Lectures in the Sciences of Complexity, 1990 Lectures in Complex Systems, 1991 Lectures in Complex Systems, 1992 Lectures in Complex Systems" and now "1993 Lectures in Complex Systems") comprise a growing, broad, interdisciplinary review of the many sciences of complexity--a review unavailable elsewhere.Lectures included in This Volume: S.N. Coopersmith: Complex Structures and Dynamics in Condensed Matter SystemsC.A. MacKen and P.F. Stadler: Evolution of Fitness LandscapesB.W. Mel: Information Processing in Dendritic TreesB.K. Sawhill: Self-Organized Criticality and Complexity TheoryO. Aporns: Neural Models of Perception and BehaviorR. Tagg: Instabilities and the Origin of Complexity in Fluid FlowsK. Thearling: Massively Parallel Architectures and Algorithms for Time Series Analysis |

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Evolution on Fitness Landscapes | 43 |

Information Processing in Dendritic Trees | 87 |

SelfOrganized Criticality and Complexity Theory | 143 |

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