Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory

Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory

by Neil Johnson


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What do traffic jams, stock market crashes, and wars have in common? They are all explained using complexity, an unsolved puzzle that many researchers believe is the key to predicting – and ultimately solving—everything from terrorist attacks and pandemic viruses right down to rush hour traffic congestion.

Complexity is considered by many to be the single most important scientific development since general relativity and it promises to make sense of no less than the very heart of the Universe. Using it, scientists can find order emerging from seemingly random interactions of all kinds, from something as simple as flipping coins through to more challenging problems such as the patterns in modern jazz, the growth of cancer tumours, and predicting shopping habits.

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ISBN-13: 9781851686308
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 11/05/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,160,694
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Neil Johnson is the head of a new inter-disciplinary research group in Complexity at University of Miami in Florida. Previously he was Professor of Physics and co-director of research collaboration into Complexity at Oxford University.

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Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
birdy55 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very easy to read explanation of how complexity (or, maybe the older term for this is chance) affects our daily lives.