
Title  An Introduction to Complex Systems : Society, Ecology, and Nonlinear Dynamics 
Author(s)  Fieguth, Paul 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2021. 
Description  XIV, 463 p. 266 illus., 247 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  Complex Systems lie at the heart of a variety of largescale phenomena of great significance  global warming, ice ages, water, poverty, pandemics  and this text uses these case studies as motivations and contexts to explore complex systems and related topics of nonlinear dynamics and powerlaw statistics. Although detailed mathematical descriptions of these topics can be challenging, the consequences of a system being nonlinear, powerlaw, or complex are in fact quite accessible. This book blends a tutorial approach to the mathematical aspects of complex systems together with a complementary narrative on the global/ecological/societal implications of such systems. Nearly all engineering undergraduate courses focus on mathematics and systems which are small scale, linear, and Gaussian. Unfortunately there is not a single largescale ecological or social phenomenon that is scalar, linear, and Gaussian. This book offers insights to better understand the largescale problems facing the world and to realize that these cannot be solved by a single, narrow academic field or perspective. Instead, the book seeks to emphasize understanding, concepts, and ideas, in a way that is mathematically rigorous, so that the concepts do not feel vague, but not so technical that the mathematics get in the way. The book is intended for students in technical domains such as engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, and environmental studies. This second edition adds nine new examples, over 30 additional problems, 50 additional figures, and three new chapters offering a detailed study of system decoupling, extensive solutions to chapter problems, and a timely discussion on the complex systems challenges associated with COVID19 and pandemics in general 
ISBN,Price  9783030631680 
Keyword(s)  1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
2. Earth System Sciences
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSICS
6. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
7. Physical geography
8. PHYSICS
9. SYSTEM THEORY

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