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.