Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science

Hardcover | June 26, 2009

EditorRobert A. Meyers

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This encyclopedia provides an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the concepts of complexity theory together with the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems in all fields of science and engineering. It links fundamental concepts of mathematics and computational sciences to applications in the physical sciences, engineering, biomedicine, economics and the social sciences.

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This encyclopedia provides an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the concepts of complexity theory together with the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems in all fields of science and engineering. It links fundamental concepts of mathematics and computational sciences to applications in the physical s...

Dr. Meyers has more than 20 patents and 50 technical papers in the fields of photochemistry, pollution control, inorganic reactions, organic reactions, luminescence phenomena and polymers. He has published in primary literature journals including Science and the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and is listed in Who's Who in Am...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:10450 pages, 10.24 × 7.6 × 0.39 inPublished:June 26, 2009Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387758887

ISBN - 13:9780387758886

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Hundreds of articles on the mathematical and modeling basis for approaching complex systems, together with hundreds more on the progress using these tools in the fields of physics, econometrics, ecosystems, climate change, weather prediction, nanoelectronics, complex networks, quantum computing, chemistry, astrophysics, geophysics, systems biology, physical biology, bioinformatics, medicine, system dynamics, engineering, control and dynamical systems, and robotics as well as social, economics and political sciences. The articles are organized in an A-Z format.For an overview of the Topical Section, the Topical Table of Contents and the complete list of articles and their authors, see the links on the right.

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From the reviews:"Springer has published a notable work on complex systems and science. The encyclopedia provides researchers with an overview of the field and will no doubt prove to be an invaluable point of reference. . What is of particular interest is the exploration of complexity science in tackling various problems from the biological basis of consciousness to microprocessor design to sustainability of life on earth; predictability, dynamics and extent of earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters." (Nature Network, July, 2009)