New PDF release: Diversity and Complexity (Primers in Complex Systems)

By Scott E. Page

ISBN-10: 0691137676

ISBN-13: 9780691137674

This e-book presents an creation to the position of variety in complicated adaptive platforms. a fancy system--such as an economic system or a tropical ecosystem--consists of interacting adaptive entities that produce dynamic styles and buildings. range performs a unique position in a posh method than it does in an equilibrium procedure, the place it usually in simple terms produces version round the suggest for functionality measures. In complicated adaptive platforms, variety makes basic contributions to method performance.

Scott web page supplies a concise primer on how variety occurs, the way it is maintained, and the way it impacts complicated structures. He explains how range underpins procedure point robustness, taking into consideration a number of responses to exterior shocks and inner variations; the way it presents the seeds for big occasions via developing outliers that gasoline tipping issues; and the way it drives novelty and innovation. web page appears on the other forms of diversity--variations inside of and throughout varieties, and particular neighborhood compositions and interplay structures--and covers the evolution of range inside advanced platforms and the criteria that be sure the quantity of maintained range inside a system.

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

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