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Foundations of Complex-System Theories In Economics, Evolutionary Biology and Statistical Physics

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ISBN-10: 0521778263

ISBN-13: 9780521778268

Edition: 1999

Authors: Sunny Y. Auyang

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Describing the general features of complexity, this book examines a range of important concepts, such as theories of composite systems, collective phenomena, emergent properties and stochastic processes.
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Book details

List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Sunny Y. Auyang, who has worked as a research scientist at Hewlett-Packard and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the author of, most recently, Mind in Everyday Life and Cognitive Science.

1. Introduction; Part I. Equilibrium: 2. Theories of composite systems; 3. Individuals: systems and constituents; 4. Situated individuals and the situation; 5. Interacting individuals and collective phenomena; 6. Macro individuals and emergent properties; Part II. Dynamics: 7. The temporality of dynamical systems; 8. The complexity of deterministic dynamics; 9. Stochastic processes; 10. Directionality, history, expectation; 11. Epilogue.