The Resource Complex adaptive systems : an introduction to computational models of social life, John H. Miller and Scott E. Page, (electronic book)

Complex adaptive systems : an introduction to computational models of social life, John H. Miller and Scott E. Page, (electronic book)

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Complex adaptive systems : an introduction to computational models of social life
Title
Complex adaptive systems
Title remainder
an introduction to computational models of social life
Statement of responsibility
John H. Miller and Scott E. Page
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides the first clear, comprehensive, and accessible account of complex adaptive social systems, by two of the field's leading authorities. Such systems--whether political parties, stock markets, or ant colonies--present some of the most intriguing theoretical and practical challenges confronting the social sciences. Engagingly written, and balancing technical detail with intuitive explanations, Complex Adaptive Systems focuses on the key tools and ideas that have emerged in the field since the mid-1990s, as well as the techniques needed to investigate such systems. It provides a detailed introduction to concepts such as emergence, self-organized criticality, automata, networks, diversity, adaptation, and feedback. It also demonstrates how complex adaptive systems can be explored using methods ranging from mathematics to computational models of adaptive agents
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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1959-
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Miller, John H.
Dewey number
300.1/513
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
H61.25
LC item number
.M55 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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Page, Scott E.
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  • Social systems
  • Social sciences
  • Sociale relaties
  • Computermodellen
Label
Complex adaptive systems : an introduction to computational models of social life, John H. Miller and Scott E. Page, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. INTRODUCTION. Introduction -- Complexity in social worlds -- pt. 2. PRELIMINARIES. Modeling -- On emergence -- pt. 3. COMPUTATIONAL MODELING. Computation as theory -- Why agent-based objects? -- pt. 4. MODELS OF COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SOCIAL SYSTEMS. A basic framework -- Complex adaptive social systems in one dimension -- Social dynamics -- Evolving automata -- Some fundamentals of organizational decision making -- pt. 5. CONCLUSIONS. Social science in between -- Epilogue -- Appendixes. A. An open agenda for complex adaptive social systems -- B. Practices for computational modeling
Control code
ebr10364762
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
xix, 263 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Complex adaptive systems : an introduction to computational models of social life, John H. Miller and Scott E. Page, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-260) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. INTRODUCTION. Introduction -- Complexity in social worlds -- pt. 2. PRELIMINARIES. Modeling -- On emergence -- pt. 3. COMPUTATIONAL MODELING. Computation as theory -- Why agent-based objects? -- pt. 4. MODELS OF COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SOCIAL SYSTEMS. A basic framework -- Complex adaptive social systems in one dimension -- Social dynamics -- Evolving automata -- Some fundamentals of organizational decision making -- pt. 5. CONCLUSIONS. Social science in between -- Epilogue -- Appendixes. A. An open agenda for complex adaptive social systems -- B. Practices for computational modeling
Control code
ebr10364762
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 263 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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