Bigger Than Chaos: Understanding Complexity Through Probability

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Many complex systems--from immensely complicated ecosystems to minute assemblages of molecules--surprise us with their simple behavior. Consider, for instance, the snowflake, in which a great number of water molecules arrange themselves in patterns with six-way symmetry. How is it that molecules moving seemingly at random become organized according to the simple, six-fold rule? How do the comings, goings, meetings, and eatings of individual animals add up to the simple dynamics of ecosystem populations? More generally, how ...

Bigger Than Chaos: Understanding Complexity Through Probability 2006, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674022591

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Bigger Than Chaos: Understanding Complexity Through Probability 2003, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674010420

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