Complex Adaptive Dynamical Systems, a Primer (Claudius Gros)by reiver
A related description from the author:
Complex system theory is rapidly developing and gaining importance, providing tools and concepts central to our modern understanding of emergent phenomena. [...]
Network theory, dynamical systems and information theory, the core of modern complex system sciences [...] [covers] basic concepts and phenomena like
- small-world networks,
- bifurcation theory and
- information entropy.
[...] [Other topics under] complex system sciences [...] [are] emergence and self-organization [...] Prominent examples are
- self-organized criticality in adaptive systems,
- life at the edge of chaos,
- hypercycles and coevolutionary avalanches,
- synchronization phenomena,
- absorbing phase transitions and
- the cognitive system approach to the brain.
There is also a number of exercises that are related to this book, at the course page: Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems.
(H/T Richard Harper)-- Charles Iliya Krempeaux