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Untangling Complex Systems : A Grand Challenge for Science

By: Gentili, Pier Luigi (University of Perugia, Italy)

1466509422 / 9781466509429
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178 x 254 mm, 930 grams 568 pages, 323 Line drawings, black and white; 44 Halftones, black and white; 53 Tables, black and w
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Complex Systems are natural systems that science is unable to describe exhaustively.

Examples of Complex Systems are both unicellular and multicellular living beings; human brains; human immune systems; ecosystems; human societies; the global economy; the climate and geology of our planet.

This book is an account of a marvelous interdisciplinary journey the author made to understand properties of the Complex Systems.

He has undertaken his trip, equipped with the fundamental principles of physical chemistry, in particular, the Second Law of Thermodynamics that describes the spontaneous evolution of our universe, and the tools of Non-linear dynamics.

By dealing with many disciplines, in particular, chemistry, biology, physics, economy, and philosophy, the author demonstrates that Complex Systems are intertwined networks, working in out-of-equilibrium conditions, which exhibit emergent properties, such as self-organization phenomena and chaotic behaviors in time and space.


PD Science: general issues, PHU Mathematical physics, PNR Physical chemistry, UTR Distributed systems, UYD Systems analysis & design, UYQN Neural networks & fuzzy systems

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