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Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems

Stefan Thurner, Peter Klimek, and Rudolf Hanel

Abstract

This book is a comprehensive introduction to quantitative approaches to complex adaptive systems. Practically all areas of life on this planet are constantly confronted with complex systems, be it ecosystems, societies, traffic, financial markets, opinion formation, epidemic spreading, or the internet and social media. Complex systems are systems composed of many elements that interact with each other, which makes them extremely rich dynamical systems showing a huge range of phenomena. Properties of complex systems that are of particular importance are their efficiency, robustness, resilience, ... More

Keywords: complex systems, co-evolution, non-equilibrium, networks, physics of complex systems, driven systems, scaling laws, power laws, statistical inference, information theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198821939
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198821939.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Thurner, author
Full Professor of Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Peter Klimek, author
Associate Professor, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Rudolf Hanel, author
Associate Professor, Medical University of Vienna, Austria