Philosophy of Complex Systems

The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, and social and economic dynamics. These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and determinism, equilibrium, control, planning, individuality, responsibility and so on. Our intention is to draw together in this volume, we believe for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the manifold philosophically interesting impacts of recent developments in understanding nonlinear systems and the unique aspects of their complexity. The book will focus specifically on the philosophical concepts, principles, judgments and problems distinctly raised by work in the domain of complex nonlinear dynamical systems, especially in recent years. -Comprehensive coverage of all main theories in the philosophy of Complex Systems -Clearly written expositions of fundamental ideas and concepts -Definitive discussions by leading researchers in the field -Summaries of leading-edge research in related fields are also included

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 952 pages
  • ISBN : 9780080931227
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Philosophy of Complex Systems

Philosophy of Complex Systems
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 23 May 2011
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The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, and social and economic dynamics. These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and determinism, equilibrium, control, planning, individuality, responsibility and

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  • Author : Cliff Hooker
  • Publisher : North-Holland
  • Release : 17 May 2021
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The domain of nonlinear dynamical systems and its mathematical underpinnings has been developing exponentially for a century, the last 35 years seeing an outpouring of new ideas and applications and a concomitant confluence with ideas of complex systems and their applications from irreversible thermodynamics. A few examples are in meteorology, ecological dynamics, and social and economic dynamics. These new ideas have profound implications for our understanding and practice in domains involving complexity, predictability and determinism, equilibrium, control, planning, individuality, responsibility and

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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 05 August 2020
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 September 2002
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  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 14 December 2016
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 04 August 2016
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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 27 October 2005
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 31 May 2021
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  • Author : Robert Rosen
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 17 May 1985
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 11 December 2018
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  • Publisher : Bradford Books
  • Release : 17 May 1999
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