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System Theory

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  • Complexityby Melanie Mitchell

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 16.99

    What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of individual neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex as consciousness? What is it that guides self-organizing structures like the immune system, the World Wide Web, the global economy, and the human genome? These are... more...

  • What is Science?by Klaus Jaffe

    University Press of America 2009; US$ 28.99

    This book seeks to define science conceptually. The emergence of science made possible the industrial revolution and the development of a multitude of scientific disciplines, all very successful in advancing understanding of the world and of ourselves. What makes science more efficient in advancing our knowledge than any other heuristics? more...

  • Rock, Paper, Scissorsby Len Fisher

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 15.95

    The IgNobel Prize-winning author of How to Dunk a Doughnut draws on the science of game theory to explain how human beings cooperate in everyday life. more...

  • Weak Chaos and Quasi-Regular Patternsby Georgin Moiseevich ZaslavskiÓ; R. Z. Sagdeev; D. A. Usikov; A. A. Chernikov; A. R. Sagdeeva

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 52.00

    This is a paperback edition of the first title in the Cambridge Nonlinear Science Series. more...

  • The Science of Synthesisby Debora Hammond

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    Debora Hammond's The Science of Synthesis explores the development of general systems theory and the individuals who gathered together around that idea to form the Society for General Systems Research. In examining the life and work of the SGSR's five founding members-Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Kenneth Boulding, Ralph Gerard, James Grier Miller, and... more...

  • Handbook of Real-World Applications in Modeling and Simulationby John A. Sokolowski; Catherine M. Banks

    Wiley 2012; US$ 154.95

    Introduces various modeling and simulation methods and paradigms that are used to explain and solve the predominant challenges facing society Handbook of Real-World Applications in Modeling and Simulation provides a thorough explanation of modeling and simulation in the most useful, current, and predominant applied areas of transportation, homeland... more...

  • Models, Simulations, and Representationsby Paul Humphreys; Cyrille Imbert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    Although scientific models and simulations differ in numerous ways, they are similar in so far as they are posing essentially philosophical problems about the nature of representation. This collection is designed to bring together some of the best work on the nature of representation being done by both established senior philosophers of science and... more...

  • Simplexityby Jeffrey Kluger

    Hyperion 2008; US$ 9.99

    Why are the instruction manuals for cell phones incomprehensible? Why is a truck driver's job as hard as a CEO's? How can 10 percent of every medical dollar cure 90 percent of the world's disease? Why do bad teams win so many games? Complexity, as any scientist will tell you, is a slippery idea. Things that seem complicated can be astoundingly... more...

  • Unifying Themes in Complex Systemsby Ali A. Minai; Yaneer Bar-Yam

    Springer 2007; US$ 169.00

    Contains proceedings from the Third International Conference on Complex Systems. The conference aimed to encourage cross-fertilization between the many disciplines represented and to deepen our understanding of the properties common to all complex systems. more...

  • Cooperative Control of Distributed Multi-Agent Systemsby Jeff Shamma

    Wiley 2008; US$ 205.00

    The paradigm of ‘multi-agent’ cooperative control is the challenge frontier for new control system application domains, and as a research area it has experienced a considerable increase in activity in recent years. This volume, the result of a UCLA collaborative project with Caltech, Cornell and MIT, presents cutting edge results in terms... more...