Simplicity in Complexity: An Introduction to Complex Systems (Paperback)
Simplicity in Complexity: An Introduction to Complex Systems How do scientists model crowd behaviour, epidemics, earthquakes or the internet? What can we learn from the collective intelligence and adaptability of an ant colony? This book answers such questions by highlighting common themes in the study of complex systems. Topics covered include self-organisation, emergence, agent-based simulations, complex networks, phase plane plots, fractals, chaos, measures of complexity, model building, and the scientific method. Explanations are simple and concise, with common misconceptions clarified. Numerous exercises help enthusiasts consolidate their understanding through peer learning. Supplementary resources are at the companion websites www.simplicitysg.net/books and www.facebook.com/simcomty. About the Author: Dr. Parwani is a scientist. He tested the modules Simplicity' and Complexity' for more than a decade on willing undergraduates in a multi-disciplinary programme. This book summarises the content of those experiments.
Dr. Rajesh R. Parwani specialises in quantum theory and cosmology. He has mentored research students from high-school to graduate school, and taught university level modules in quantitative reasoning, multi-disciplinary science and physics. His other books are `Integrated Mathematics for Explorers' (with Adeline Ng) and `Real World Mathematics' (with Dr. W.K. Ng).