Complexity: A Guided Tour

Complexity: A Guided Tour

Melanie Mitchell


What permits separately basic bugs like ants to behave with such precision and objective as a bunch? How do trillions of neurons produce whatever as terribly complicated as realization? during this remarkably transparent and companionable ebook, prime advanced platforms scientist Melanie Mitchell offers an intimate journey of the sciences of complexity, a wide set of efforts that search to give an explanation for how large-scale advanced, equipped, and adaptive habit can emerge from easy interactions between myriad participants. in keeping with her paintings on the Santa Fe Institute and drawing on its interdisciplinary suggestions, Mitchell brings readability to the workings of complexity throughout a vast variety of organic, technological, and social phenomena, searching out the overall rules or legislation that observe to them all. Richly illustrated, Complexity: A Guided Tour--winner of the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa booklet Award in Science--offers a wide-ranging assessment of the information underlying complicated platforms technology, the present learn on the vanguard of this box, and the clients for its contribution to fixing the most vital medical questions of our time.

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