Why Things Are: How Complexity Theory Answers Life's Toughest Questions

Why Things Are: How Complexity Theory Answers Life's Toughest Questions

by William Roetzheim
     
 

ISBN-10: 1933769262

ISBN-13: 9781933769264

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…  See more details below

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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).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933769264
Publisher:
Level 4 Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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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