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11 Bardi, Ugo The Seneca Effect I09948 2017 eBook  
12 Cornelius, Sean Complex Networks IX I09914 2018 eBook  
13 Squartini, Tiziano Maximum-Entropy Networks I09907 2017 eBook  
14 Zafeiris, Anna Why We Live in Hierarchies? I09897 2018 eBook  
15 Bertin, Eric Statistical Physics of Complex Systems I09852 2016 eBook  
16 Bourgine, Paul First Complex Systems Digital Campus World E-Conference 2015 I09839 2017 eBook  
17 Cecconi, Federico New Frontiers in the Study of Social Phenomena I09731 2016 eBook  
18 Segalini, Antonio Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows (ICJWSF2015) I09636 2016 eBook  
19 Hutt, Axel Synergetics I09580 2020 eBook  
20 Abali, Bilen Emek Developments and Novel Approaches in Nonlinear Solid Body Mechanics I09576 2020 eBook  
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TitleThe Seneca Effect : Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid
Author(s)Bardi, Ugo
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVIII, 210 p. 57 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe essence of this book can be found in a line written by the ancient Roman Stoic Philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca: "Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid". This sentence summarizes the features of the phenomenon that we call "collapse," which is typically sudden and often unexpected, like the proverbial "house of cards." But why are such collapses so common, and what generates them? Several books have been published on the subject, including the well-known "Collapse" by Jared Diamond (2005), "The collapse of complex societies" by Joseph Tainter (1998) and "The Tipping Point," by Malcom Gladwell (2000). Why The Seneca Effect? This book is an ambitious attempt to pull these various strands together by describing collapse from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint. The reader will discover how collapse is a collective phenomenon that occurs in what we call today "complex systems," with a special emphasis on system dynamics and t he concept of "feedback." From this foundation, Bardi applies the theory to real-world systems, from the mechanics of fracture and the collapse of large structures to financial collapses, famines and population collapses, the fall of entire civilizations, and the most dreadful collapse we can imagine: that of the planetary ecosystem generated by overexploitation and climate change. The final objective of the book is to describe a conclusion that the ancient stoic philosophers had already discovered long ago, but that modern system science has rediscovered today. If you want to avoid collapse you need to embrace change, not fight it. Neither a book about doom and gloom nor a cornucopianist's dream, The Seneca Effect goes to the heart of the challenges that we are facing today, helping us to manage our future rather than be managed by it. "The Seneca Effect" is probably the most important contribution to our understanding of societal collapse since Jo seph Ta inter's 1988 masterpiece, "The Collapse of Complex Societies." Since we live in a society that is just in the process of rounding the curve from growth to decline, this is information that should be of keen interest to every intelligent person. Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, Author, The End of Growth Why do human societies collapse? With today's environmental, social and political challenges it is a question that is more than academic. What can we learn from history? How can we avoid the pitfalls? In this fascinating, well written book, Ugo Bardi provides many of the answers. Here is a book to feast on, to devour and be stimulated by, a book packed full of insights and ideas which will leave the reader satisfied, curious and stimulated. Simply wonderful. Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome
ISBN,Price9783319572079
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. Data-driven Science, Modeling and Theory Building 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. ECONOMIC POLICY 8. Economic sociology 9. ECONOMICS 10. ECONOPHYSICS 11. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 12. Phase transitions (Statistical physics) 13. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems 14. Political Economy/Economic Systems 15. Sociophysics 16. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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TitleComplex Networks IX : Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Complex Networks CompleNet 2018
Author(s)Cornelius, Sean;Coronges, Kate;Gon??alves, Bruno;Sinatra, Roberta;Vespignani, Alessandro
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXV, 350 p. 90 illus., 81 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working across domains and research disciplines to measure, model, and visualize complex networks. It collects the works presented at the 9th International Conference on Complex Networks (CompleNet) 2018 in Boston, MA in March, 2018. With roots in physical, information and social science, the study of complex networks provides a formal set of mathematical methods, computational tools and theories to describe prescribe and predict dynamics and behaviors of complex systems. Despite their diversity, whether the systems are made up of physical, technological, informational, or social networks, they share many common organizing principles and thus can be studied with similar approaches. This book provides a view of the state-of-the-art in this dynamic field and covers topics such as group decision-making, brain and cellular connectivity, network controllability and resiliency, online activism, recommendation systems, and cyber security
ISBN,Price9783319731988
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. Computational Intelligence 6. Computational Social Sciences 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. PHYSICS 10. Social sciences???Computer programs 11. Social sciences???Data processing
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TitleMaximum-Entropy Networks : Pattern Detection, Network Reconstruction and Graph Combinatorics
Author(s)Squartini, Tiziano;Garlaschelli, Diego
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 116 p. 34 illus., 31 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book is an introduction to maximum-entropy models of random graphs with given topological properties and their applications. Its original contribution is the reformulation of many seemingly different problems in the study of both real networks and graph theory within the unified framework of maximum entropy. Particular emphasis is put on the detection of structural patterns in real networks, on the reconstruction of the properties of networks from partial information, and on the enumeration and sampling of graphs with given properties.?? After a first introductory chapter explaining the motivation, focus, aim and message of the book, chapter 2 introduces the formal construction of maximum-entropy ensembles of graphs with local topological constraints. Chapter 3 focuses on the problem of pattern detection in real networks and provides a powerful way to disentangle nontrivial higher-order structural features from those that can be traced back to simpler local constraints. Chapter 4 focuses on the problem of network reconstruction and introduces various advanced techniques to reliably infer the topology of a network from partial local information. Chapter 5 is devoted to the reformulation of certain ???hard??? combinatorial operations, such as the enumeration and unbiased sampling of graphs with given constraints, within a ???softened??? maximum-entropy framework. A final chapter offers various overarching remarks and take-home messages. By requiring no prior knowledge of network theory, the book targets a broad audience ranging from PhD students approaching these topics for the first time to senior researchers interested in the application of advanced network techniques to their field
ISBN,Price9783319694382
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. GRAPH THEORY 8. PHYSICS 9. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 10. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 11. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleWhy We Live in Hierarchies? : A Quantitative Treatise
Author(s)Zafeiris, Anna;Vicsek, Tam??s
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2018.
DescriptionXIV, 110 p. 42 illus., 39 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book systematically interprets and documents new, unifying principles and basic laws describing the most relevant aspects of hierarchy. To do so, it discusses recent experiments and models that are simple and realistic enough to reproduce the observations, and develops concepts for a better understanding of the complexity of systems consisting of many organisms. The book covers systems ranging from flocks of birds to groups of people. ?? Although it focuses on hierarchical collective behavior??in general, two aspects pop up in the majority of cases: collective motion and dynamically changing, partially directed networks (and the natural relation between the two). In addition, it offers a brief description of the most relevant definitions and concepts involved in the context of hierarchies, presenting both a review of the current literature and a number of new experimental and computational results in more detail. It is a valuable resource for students and scholars pursuing research on the structure of interactions within the collectives of animals and humans
ISBN,Price9783319704838
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. PHYSICS 8. Science???Social aspects 9. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education 10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 11. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 12. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleStatistical Physics of Complex Systems : A Concise Introduction
Author(s)Bertin, Eric
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIV, 172 p. 23 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis course-tested primer provides graduate students and non-specialists with a basic understanding of the concepts and methods of statistical physics and demonstrates their wide range of applications to interdisciplinary topics in the field of complex system sciences, including selected aspects of theoretical modeling in biology and the social sciences. Generally speaking, the goals of statistical physics may be summarized as follows: on the one hand to study systems composed of a large number of interacting units, and on the other to predict the macroscopic, collective behavior of the system considered from the perspective of the microscopic laws governing the dynamics of the individual entities. These two goals are essentially also shared by what is now called 'complex systems science', and as such, systems studied in the framework of statistical physics may be considered to be among the simplest examples of complex systems ??? while also offering a rather well developed mathematical treatment. The second edition has been significantly revised and expanded, featuring in particular three new chapters addressing non-conserved particles, evolutionary population dynamics, networks, properties of both individual and coupled simple dynamical systems, and convergence theorems, as well as short appendices that offer helpful hints on how to perform simple stochastic simulations in practice. Yet, the original spirit of the book ??? to remain accessible to a broad, non-specialized readership ??? has been kept throughout: the format is a set of concise, modular and self-contained topical chapters, avoiding technicalities and jargon as much as possible, and complemented by a wealth of worked-out examples, so as to make this work useful as a self-study text or as textbook for short courses. From the reviews of the first edition: ?????? a good introduction to basic concepts of statistical physics and complex systems for students and researchers with an interest in complex systems in other fields ??? .??? Georg Hebermehl, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1237, 2012 ?????? this short text remains very refreshing for the mathematician.??? Dimitri Petritis, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012k
ISBN,Price9783319423401
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 8. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 9. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleFirst Complex Systems Digital Campus World E-Conference 2015
Author(s)Bourgine, Paul;Collet, Pierre;Parrend, Pierre
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionVIII, 424 p. 120 illus., 96 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book contains the proceedings as well as invited papers for the first annual conference of the UNESCO Unitwin Complex System Digital Campus (CSDC), which is an international initiative gathering 120 Universities on four continents, and structured in ten E-Departments. First Complex Systems Digital Campus World E-Conference 2015 features chapters from the latest research results on theoretical questions of complex systems and their experimental domains. The content contained bridges the gap between the individual and the collective within complex systems science and new integrative sciences on topics such as: genes to organisms to ecosystems, atoms to materials to products, and digital media to the Internet. The conference breaks new ground through a dedicated video-conferencing system ??? a concept at the heart of the international UNESCO UniTwin, embracing scientists from low-income and distant countries. This book promotes an integrated system of research, education, and training. It also aims at contributing to global development by taking into account its social, economic, and cultural dimensions. First Complex Systems Digital Campus World E-Conference 2015 will appeal to students and researchers working in the fields of complex systems, statistical physics, computational intelligence, and biological physics.
ISBN,Price9783319459011
Keyword(s)1. Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics 2. BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS 3. BIOPHYSICS 4. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 5. COMPLEXITY 6. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 7. Computational Intelligence 8. DATA MINING 9. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 10. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 11. EBOOK 12. EBOOK - SPRINGER 13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 14. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleNew Frontiers in the Study of Social Phenomena : Cognition, Complexity, Adaptation
Author(s)Cecconi, Federico
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionX, 206 p. 49 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book studies social phenomena in a new way, by making judicious use of computer technology. The book addresses the entire spectrum of classic studies in social science, from experiments to the computational models, with a multidisciplinary approach. The book is suitable for those who want to get a picture of what it means to do social research today, and also to get an indication of the major open issues. The book is connected to a database of code for simulations, experimental data and allows to activate a subscription to a teaching tool using NetLogo, a programming language widely used in the social studies. The authors are researchers with first-hand experience research projects, both basic and applied. The work will be useful for those who want to understand more of the social, economic and political phenomena via computer applications
ISBN,Price9783319239385
Keyword(s)1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences 6. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Economic sociology 10. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 13. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows (ICJWSF2015)
Author(s)Segalini, Antonio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXXIV, 620 p. 402 illus., 257 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis volume collects various contributions from the 5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows (ICJWSF2015) that took place in Stockholm during June 2015. Researchers from all around the world presented their latest results concerning fundamental and applied aspects of fluid dynamics. With its general character, the conference embraced many aspects of fluid dynamics, such as shear flows, multiphase flows and vortex flows, for instance. The structure of the present book reflects the variety of topics treated within the conference i.e. Jets, Wakes, Separated flows, Vehicle aerodynamics, Wall-bounded and confined flows, Noise, Turbomachinery flows, Multiphase and reacting flows, Vortex dynamics, Energy-related flows and a section dedicated to Numerical analyses
ISBN,Price9783319306025
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEXITY 2. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. Engineering Fluid Dynamics 6. FLUID MECHANICS 7. Fluid- and Aerodynamics 8. FLUIDS
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TitleSynergetics
Author(s)Hutt, Axel;Haken, Hermann
PublicationNew York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer US, 2020.
Description223 illus., 95 illus. in color. eReference : online resource
Abstract NoteThis volume of the ???Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, Second Edition??? (ECSS), introduces the fundamental physical and mathematical concepts underlying the theory of complex physical, chemical, and biological systems. Numerous applications illustrate how these concepts explain observed phenomena in our daily lives, which range from spatio-temporal patterns in fluids from atmospheric turbulence in hurricanes and tornadoes to feedback dynamics of laser intensity to structures in cities and rhythms in the brain. The spontaneous formation of well-organized structures out of microscopic system components and their interactions is one of the most fascinating and challenging phenomena for scientists to understand. Biological systems may also exhibit organized structures emanating from interactions of cells and their networks. For instance, underlying structures in the brain emerge as certain mental states, the ability to coordinate movement, or pathologies such as tremor or epileptic seizures. When we try to explain or understand these extremely complex biological phenomena, it is natural to ask whether analogous processes of self-organization may be found in much simpler systems of the inanimate world. In recent decades, it has become increasingly evident that there exist numerous examples in physical and chemical systems in which well-organized spatio-temporal structures arise out of disordered states. As in living organisms, the functioning of these systems can be maintained only by a flux of energy (and matter) through them. Synergetics combines elements from physics and mathematics to explain how a diversity of systems obey the same basic principles. All chapters in this volume have been thoroughly revised and updated from the first edition of ECSS. The second edition also includes new or expanded coverage of such topics as chaotic dynamics in laser systems and neurons, novel insights into the relation of classical chaos and quantum dynamics, and how noise in the brain tunes observed neural activity and controls animal and human behavior.
ISBN,Price9781071604212
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. Mathematical Models of Cognitive Processes and Neural Networks 8. Neural networks (Computer science)?? 9. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 10. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 11. SYSTEM THEORY 12. Systems biology
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TitleDevelopments and Novel Approaches in Nonlinear Solid Body Mechanics
Author(s)Abali, Bilen Emek;Giorgio, Ivan
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXXIV, 493 p. 1 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book features selected manuscripts presented at ICoNSoM 2019, exploring cutting-edge methods for developing novel models in nonlinear solid mechanics. Innovative methods like additive manufacturing???for example, 3D printing??? and miniaturization mean that engineers need more accurate techniques for modeling solid body mechanics. The book focuses on the formulation of continuum and discrete models for complex materials and systems, particularly the design of metamaterials
ISBN,Price9783030504601
Keyword(s)1. CLASSICAL MECHANICS 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. MECHANICS 7. Mechanics, Applied 8. Solid Mechanics 9. Structural Materials
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