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e-Book Complexity Explained (Springer Complexity) download

e-Book Complexity Explained (Springer Complexity) download

by Peter Erdi

ISBN: 3540357777
ISBN13: 978-3540357773
Language: English
Publisher: Springer; 2008 edition (November 20, 2007)
Pages: 397
Category: Mathematics
Subategory: Math Science

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By Karl Friston FRS, University College London

By Karl Friston FRS, University College London. This is a charming and engaging book.

Complexity Explained. Springer Science & Business Media, 9 Kas 2007 - 397 sayfa. This book is, of course about complexity. The title of the book, as you may recognize was motivated (excuse me for using this very mild expression) by Daniel Dennett’s Consciousness Explained. Dennett’s intention was to explain consciousness as the emergent product of the interaction among c- stituents having physical and neural character. The goal of this book is to explain how various types of complexity emerge due to the interaction among constituents.

The goal of this book is to explain how various types of complexity emerge due to the interaction among constituents. Kalamazoo, Michigan and Budapest-Csilleb´erc ´ P´eter Erdi June 2007 Contents 1 Complex Systems: The Intellectual Landscape. There are many questions to be answered, how to understand, control, decompose, manage, predict the many-faced complexity. After teaching this subject for several years I feel that the time has come to put the whole story together. 1 . The Century of Complexity? . Characteristics of Simple and Complex Systems . Springer Science & Business Media, 2007-11-09 - 397 psl. 0 Apžvalgos.

Электронная книга "Complexity Explained", Peter Erdi The goal of this book is to explain how various types of complexity emerge due to the interaction among constituents

Электронная книга "Complexity Explained", Peter Erdi. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Complexity Explained" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. After tea- ing lyearsIfeelthatthe time hascome toputthe whole story together.

Springer Complexity, pp. 397, ISBN: only of temporal but also of structural complexity-in many different . For example, it was demonstrated has realized this intention perfectly

Springer Complexity, pp. 397, ISBN: only of temporal but also of structural complexity-in many different 978-3-540-35777-3). For example, it was demonstrated has realized this intention perfectly. This book may serve as a good that many published papers get very few, if at all, citations, and a self-contained textbook for courses on dynamical system theory but small number gets majority of citations. Complexity explained. It illuminates how complex collective behavior emerges from the parts of a system, due to the interaction between the system and its environment.

This book is, of course about complexity.

Complexity Explained book. Hardcover, 397 pages. Published October 30th 2007 by Springer. 3540357777 (ISBN13: 9783540357773).

This book explains why complex systems research is important in understanding the structure, function and dynamics of complex natural and social phenomena. It illuminates how complex collective behavior emerges from the parts of a system, due to the interaction between the system and its environment. Readers will learn the basic concepts and methods of complex system research. The book is not highly technical mathematically, but teaches and uses the basic mathematical notions of dynamical system theory, making the book useful for students of science majors and graduate courses.

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Tyler Is Not Here
I find myself agreeing with the reviewer who said that this book was an unedited manuscript that somehow got published. But that doesn't quite capture my reaction nor my slight agreement with the first two positive reviews. In fact the book has more positives and more negatives than any of the reviews indicate, in my opinion. On the positive side the book covers a lot of ground in a helpful and informative way. The title is meant to capture this goal in that the author says that he wants to write a big picture book of complexity similar to the way Dennett wrote about consciousness in Consciousness Explained. There are a lot of good sections with helpful math but not too much math. There are a lot of short, interesting biographical sketches - Warren McCulloch's sketch for example - that are delights The author clearly loves his material and loves the great personalities in the tradition. And he himself seems like a wildly intelligent and interesting character himself. He does have an encyclopedic view of the world seen always, it seems, through the lens of complexity.

But the negatives. There is too much thrown in, and it becomes just one darn complex thing after another to the point where it makes the complexity vantage point seem haphazard as much as a powerful new tradition. And yes, the lack of editing does get annoying. But what is more annoying is that the author evinces a certain disdain for non-scientists. Or maybe it's impatience. At least this is my memory of reading it even though I cannot confirm looking it over now for examples. I do see that he quotes Steven Pinker approvingly at the end to the effect that the world picks on scientists unfairly in a way that makes a good point (viz., that there are people who would sneer at others for not having read something of great literature while at the same time boasting of their ignorance of basic physics). Yet, when Erdi invokes a "third culture" as a reconciliation between science and humanities he's back to seeing the world through logic, laws, and complexity, i.e., it's okay to dismiss those "fellows from social sciences/humanities". In the end, for me, I think that there was something fascinating about the author's character as a contrast of huge-minded and small-minded at the same time. After going through so many sections on ever more applications of complexity (or somehow possibly related to complexity) in such a throw-them-all-in way, it was the author's bigger-than-the-equations personality that took over. This was not what was promised in the book but must be entertaining on other occasions.

Gardagar
What constitutes an acceptable and useful explanation/description of 'complexity'? This question is more important than any particular attempt to explain complexity, yet is not addressed in this book. The book opens with a qualitative and inadequate characterization of complexity, and then walks haphazardly through a broad array of topics without ever returning to the central question: what is 'complexity'?

The text contains numerous typos and grammatical errors. It appears that the author's unedited manuscript was accidentally published.

Ka
First, let me say I only write reviews for what I believe are extraordinary works. Anyone bold enough to take on the task of giving insight into the patterns and features of complexity, then accomplishes what he set out to do, has done something extraordinary.

The reality of complexity is far different from the legend of complexity. It cannot be explained in one setting with a simple encyclopedic entry. Erdi iteratively cycles us through the development of thoughts, experiments and asymptotic understandings of the many contributors to complexity science. The understanding of complex phenomena is built, brick by brick, torn down, revised and reconstructed with enough empty voids for passage into future research and deeper understandings.

The mathematical approach to developing these understandings rewards those who stayed awake in math classes, and now find a meaningful use for those tools. Better yet, it gives new and deeper meaning to overlooked meaning in mathematics.

These thoughts are offered by one whose job it is to help scientists and engineers visualize, understand and develop dynamically evolving large scale complex systems. Here science fact is far more intersting than science fiction, or to paraphrase John Haldane: "The world is not only stanger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine".

In my opinion, Erdi has written a texbook that opens the door to the most fascinating, and broad-reaching scientific field existing today.

Truthcliff
Sometimes the discussions are quite detailed, and sometimes just overviews. I found chapters 3 and 4 the most accessible. Chapter 5 on the Search for Laws was a very nice historical summary of deductive versus inductive reasoning.

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