Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell

By Melanie Mitchell

What allows separately easy bugs like ants to behave with such precision and goal as a bunch? How do trillions of neurons produce whatever as terribly advanced as awareness? during this remarkably transparent and companionable ebook, best complicated platforms scientist Melanie Mitchell presents an intimate journey of the sciences of complexity, a wide set of efforts that search to give an explanation for how large-scale complicated, prepared, and adaptive habit can emerge from basic interactions between myriad contributors. in line with her paintings on the Santa Fe Institute and drawing on its interdisciplinary ideas, Mitchell brings readability to the workings of complexity throughout a huge variety of organic, technological, and social phenomena, looking for 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 review of the tips underlying complicated platforms technology, the present study on the vanguard of this box, and the clients for its contribution to fixing essentially the most vital clinical questions of our time.

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