Why Things Are: How Complexity Theory Answers Life's Toughest Questionsby William Roetzheim
Pub. Date: 04/01/2007
Publisher: Level 4 Press, Inc.
Illustrated, 240 pages. This book explores many aspects of the fascinating new field of complexity theory, taking the approach of explaining concepts through the use of examples and demonstrations rather than mathematics and theory. Complexity theory is thought by many to hold the key to understanding such diverse topics as stock market behavior, human memory, and the origin of life. London Book Festival, Best Non-Fiction Book (finalist), New York Book Festival, Best Non-Fiction Book (finalist), USA Book News Best Books National Book Award, Best General Science Book (finalist).
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents V
Introduction to Complexity 1
Stability, Chaos and Complexity 9
Emergent Behavior 43
One-Dimensional Cellular Automatons 61
Multi-Dimensional Cellular Automatons 79
Programming with Genetic Algorithms 93
Concluding Notes 141
Complexity Philosophy as a Computing Paradigm 155
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