Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems
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Hiroki Sayama - Author
Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems introduces students to mathematical/computational modeling and analysis developed in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Complex Systems Science. Complex systems are systems made of a large number of microscopic components interacting with each other in nontrivial ways. Many real-world systems can be understood as complex systems/ where critically important information resides in the relationships between the parts and not necessarily within the parts themselves. This textbook offers an accessible yet technically-oriented introduction to the modeling and analysis of complex systems. The topics covered include: fundamentals of modeling/ basics of dynamical systems/ discrete-time models/ continuous-time models/ bifurcations/ chaos/ cellular automata/ continuous field models/ static networks/ dynamic networks/ and agent-based models. Most of these topics are discussed in two chapters/ one focusing on computational modeling and the other on mathematical analysis. This unique approach provides a comprehensive view of related concepts and techniques/ and allows readers and instructors to flexibly choose relevant materials based on their objectives and needs. Python sample codes are provided for each modeling example.
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