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#### Causality

OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99Scientific and philosophical literature on causality has become highly specialised. It is hard to find suitable access points for students, young researchers, or professionals outside this domain. This book provides a guide to the complex literature, explains the scientific problems of causality and the philosophical tools needed to address them. more...

#### Constructivity and Computability in Historical and Philosophical Perspective

Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 97.71Ranging from Alan Turing?s seminal 1936 paper to the latest work on Kolmogorov complexity and linear logic, this comprehensive new work clarifies the relationship between computability on the one hand and constructivity on the other. The authors argue that even though constructivists have largely shed Brouwer?s solipsistic attitude to logic, there... more...

#### People, Problems, and Proofs

Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 28.07This book offers insights into theoretical computer science and mathematics, distilling complex topics into manageable essays that summarize and explain key developments, historical context, and future directions of complexity, computability and algorithms. more...

#### Proceedings of the European Conference on Complex Systems 2012

Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 190.93The European Conference on Complex Systems, held under the patronage of the Complex Systems Society, is an annual event that has become the leading European conference devoted to complexity science. ECCS'12, its ninth edition, took place in Brussels, during the first week of September 2012. It gathered about 650 scholars representing a wide range... more...

#### Chaos and Complex Systems

Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 190.93Complexity Science and Chaos Theory are fascinating areas of scientific research with wide-ranging applications. The interdisciplinary nature and ubiquity of complexity and chaos are features that provides scientists with a motivation to pursue general theoretical tools and frameworks. Complex systems give rise to emergent behaviors, which in turn... more...

#### An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications

Springer New York 2013; US$ 78.61Briefly, we review the basic elements of computability theory and prob ability theory that are required. Finally, in order to place the subject in the appropriate historical and conceptual context we trace the main roots of Kolmogorov complexity. This way the stage is set for Chapters 2 and 3, where we introduce the notion of optimal effective descriptions... more...

#### Limits of Computation

CRC Press 2012; US$ 97.95Limits of Computation: An Introduction to the Undecidable and the Intractable offers a gentle introduction to the theory of computational complexity. It explains the difficulties of computation, addressing problems that have no algorithm at all and problems that cannot be solved efficiently. The book enables readers to understand: What does... more...

#### Foundations of Complex Systems

World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 101.00 US$ 82.82This book provides a self-contained presentation of the physical and mathematical laws governing complex systems. Complex systems arising in natural, engineering, environmental, life and social sciences are approached from a unifying point of view using an array of methodologies such as microscopic and macroscopic level formulations, deterministic... more...

#### Complex Systems

Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 90.95There has been recently some interdisciplinary convergence on a number of precise topics which can be considered as prototypes of complex systems. This convergence is best appreciated at the level of the techniques needed to deal with these systems, which include: 1) A domain of research around a multiple point where statistical physics, information... more...

#### Reliable and Autonomous Computational Science

Springer Basel 2011; US$ 134.77The increasing complexity of computer software and hardware makes their reliability harder to ensure. This book summarizes the state of the art of research in the diverse fields concerned, with designs, case studies, and experimental and theoretical data. more...