Complexity: A Guided Tour

Complexity: A Guided Tour

Melanie Mitchell


What permits separately basic bugs like ants to behave with such precision and goal as a bunch? How do trillions of neurons produce whatever as terribly complicated as cognizance? during this remarkably transparent and companionable e-book, top complicated platforms scientist Melanie Mitchell presents an intimate travel of the sciences of complexity, a large set of efforts that search to provide an explanation for how large-scale advanced, equipped, and adaptive habit can emerge from easy interactions between myriad members. in response to her paintings on the Santa Fe Institute and drawing on its interdisciplinary ideas, Mitchell brings readability to the workings of complexity throughout a vast diversity of organic, technological, and social phenomena, looking for the overall rules or legislation that follow to them all. Richly illustrated, Complexity: A Guided Tour--winner of the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa booklet Award in Science--offers a wide-ranging evaluate of the information underlying advanced platforms technological know-how, the present examine on the leading edge of this box, and the customers for its contribution to fixing one of the most very important clinical questions of our time.

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