Diversity and Complexity (Primers in Complex Systems) by Scott E. Page

By Scott E. Page

This booklet presents an creation to the function of variety in complicated adaptive structures. a fancy system--such as an economic climate or a tropical ecosystem--consists of interacting adaptive entities that produce dynamic styles and buildings. variety performs a unique position in a fancy approach than it does in an equilibrium approach, the place it frequently simply produces edition round the suggest for functionality measures. In advanced adaptive platforms, range makes primary contributions to process performance.

Scott web page provides a concise primer on how variety occurs, the way it is maintained, and the way it impacts advanced structures. He explains how range underpins process point robustness, bearing in mind a number of responses to exterior shocks and inner variations; the way it offers the seeds for big occasions by way of developing outliers that gas tipping issues; and the way it drives novelty and innovation. web page appears on the other forms of diversity--variations inside of and throughout forms, and particular neighborhood compositions and interplay structures--and covers the evolution of variety inside advanced platforms and the criteria that be sure the volume of maintained range inside of a system.

  • Provides a concise and obtainable advent
  • Shows how range underpins robustness and fuels tipping issues
  • Covers every kind of range
  • The crucial primer on variety in advanced adaptive systems

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