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1 Ludu, Andrei Boundaries of a Complex World I10429 2016 eBook  
2 Battiston, Stefano Proceedings of ECCS 2014 I10415 2016 eBook  
3 Sch??ll, Eckehard Control of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems I10292 2016 eBook  
4 Fieguth, Paul An Introduction to Complex Systems I10260 2017 eBook  
5 Garas, Antonios Interconnected Networks I10242 2016 eBook  
6 Rajasekar, Shanmuganathan Nonlinear Resonances I10213 2016 eBook  
7 Webber, Jr., Charles L Recurrence Plots and Their Quantifications: Expanding Horizons I10167 2016 eBook  
8 Landes, Fran??ois P Viscoelastic Interfaces Driven in Disordered Media I10108 2016 eBook  
9 Misbah, Chaouqi Complex Dynamics and Morphogenesis I10080 2017 eBook  
10 Bolotin, Yurii Chaos: Concepts, Control and Constructive Use I10077 2017 eBook  
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TitleBoundaries of a Complex World
Author(s)Ludu, Andrei
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2016.
DescriptionXIII, 361 p. 158 illus., 112 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe central theme of this book is the extent to which the structure of the free dynamical boundaries of a system controls the evolution of the system as a whole. Applying three orthogonal types of thinking - mathematical, constructivist and morphological, it illustrates these concepts using applications to selected problems from the social and life sciences, as well as economics. ??In a broader context, it introduces and reviews some modern mathematical approaches to the science of complex systems. Standard modeling approaches (based on non-linear differential equations, dynamic systems, graph theory, cellular automata, stochastic processes, or information theory) are suitable for studying local problems. However they cannot simultaneously take into account all the different facets and phenomena of a complex system, and new approaches are required to solve the challenging problem of correlations between phenomena at different levels and hierarchies, their self-organization and memory-evolutive aspects, the growth of additional structures and are ultimately required to explain why and how such complex systems can display both robustness and flexibility. ????This graduate-level text also addresses a broader interdisciplinary audience, keeping the mathematical level essentially uniform throughout the book, and involving only basic elements from calculus, algebra, geometry and systems theory. ??
ISBN,Price9783662490785
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. Earth System Sciences 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. Ecology?? 9. Physical geography 10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 11. SYSTEM THEORY 12. Systems biology 13. Theoretical Ecology/Statistics
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TitleProceedings of ECCS 2014 : European Conference on Complex Systems
Author(s)Battiston, Stefano;De Pellegrini, Francesco;Caldarelli, Guido;Merelli, Emanuela
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVIII, 327 p. 128 illus., 48 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis work contains a stringent selection of extended contributions presented at the meeting of 2014 and its satellite meetings, reflecting scope, diversity and richness of research areas in the field, both fundamental and applied. The ECCS meeting, held under the patronage of the Complex Systems Society, is an annual event that has become the leading European conference devoted to complexity science. It offers cutting edge research and unique opportunities to study novel scientific approaches in a multitude of application areas. ECCS'14, its eleventh occurrence, took place in Lucca, Italy. It gathered some 650 scholars representing a wide range of topics relating to complex systems research, with emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches. The editors are among the best specialists in the area. The book is of great interest to scientists, researchers and graduate students in complexity, complex systems and networks
ISBN,Price9783319292281
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. DATA MINING 6. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. PHYSICS 10. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleControl of Self-Organizing Nonlinear Systems
Author(s)Sch??ll, Eckehard;Klapp, Sabine H. L;H??vel, Philipp
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVII, 475 p. 159 illus., 117 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe book summarizes the state-of-the-art of research on control of self-organizing nonlinear systems with contributions from leading international experts in the field. The first focus concerns recent methodological developments including control of networks and of noisy and time-delayed systems. As a second focus, the book features emerging concepts of application including control of quantum systems, soft condensed matter, and biological systems. Special topics reflecting the active research in the field are the analysis and control of chimera states in classical networks and in quantum systems, the mathematical treatment of multiscale systems, the control of colloidal and quantum transport, the control of epidemics and of neural network dynamics
ISBN,Price9783319280288
Keyword(s)1. Amorphous substances 2. Biological systems 3. Complex fluids 4. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 5. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. Mathematical Methods in Physics 9. PHYSICS 10. Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 13. SYSTEM THEORY 14. Systems biology
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TitleAn Introduction to Complex Systems : Society, Ecology, and Nonlinear Dynamics
Author(s)Fieguth, Paul
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXII, 346 p. 243 illus., 178 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis undergraduate text explores a variety of large-scale phenomena - global warming, ice ages, water, poverty - and uses these case studies as a motivation to explore nonlinear dynamics, power-law statistics, and complex systems. Although the detailed mathematical descriptions of these topics can be challenging, the consequences of a system being nonlinear, power-law, 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 large-scale ecological or social phenomenon that is scalar, linear, and Gaussian. This book offers students insights to better understand the large-scale 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 undergraduate students in a technical domain such as engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, and environmental studies
ISBN,Price9783319446066
Keyword(s)1. CLIMATE CHANGE 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEXITY 4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 5. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 6. Earth System Sciences 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. GAME THEORY 10. Physical geography 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleInterconnected Networks
Author(s)Garas, Antonios
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVI, 229 p. 75 illus., 63 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis volume provides an introduction to and overview of the emerging field of interconnected networks which include multi layer or multiplex networks, as well as networks of networks. Such networks present structural and dynamical features quite different from those observed in isolated networks. The presence of links between different networks or layers of a network typically alters the way such interconnected networks behave ??? understanding the role of interconnecting links is therefore a crucial step towards a more accurate description of real-world systems. While examples of such dissimilar properties are becoming more abundant ??? for example regarding diffusion, robustness and competition ??? the root of such differences remains to be elucidated. Each chapter in this topical collection is self-contained and can be read on its own, thus making it also suitable as reference for experienced researchers wishing to focus on a particular topic
ISBN,Price9783319239477
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. Communications Engineering, Networks 3. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 4. COMPLEXITY 5. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING 9. PHYSICS 10. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleNonlinear Resonances
Author(s)Rajasekar, Shanmuganathan;Sanjuan, Miguel A. F
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXVII, 409 p. 242 illus., 226 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis introductory text presents the basic aspects and most important features of various types of resonances and anti-resonances in dynamical systems. In particular, for each resonance, it covers the theoretical concepts, illustrates them with case studies, and reviews the available information on mechanisms, characterization, numerical simulations, experimental realizations, possible quantum analogues, applications and significant advances made over the years. Resonances are one of the most fundamental phenomena exhibited by nonlinear systems and refer to specific realizations of maximum response of a system due to the ability of that system to store and transfer energy received from an external forcing source. Resonances are of particular importance in physical, engineering and biological systems - they can prove to be advantageous in many applications, while leading to instability and even disasters in others. The book is self-contained, providing the details of mathematical derivations and techniques involved in numerical simulations. Though primarily intended for graduate students, it can also be considered a reference book for any researcher interested in the dynamics of resonant phenomena
ISBN,Price9783319248868
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS 3. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 4. COMPLEXITY 5. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 6. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 7. DYNAMICS 8. EBOOK 9. EBOOK - SPRINGER 10. ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS 11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 12. SYSTEM THEORY 13. VIBRATION 14. Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control
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TitleRecurrence Plots and Their Quantifications: Expanding Horizons : Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Recurrence Plots, Grenoble, France, 17-19 June 2015
Author(s)Webber, Jr., Charles L;Ioana, Cornel;Marwan, Norbert
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXXII, 380 p. 207 illus., 158 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe chapters in this book originate from the research work and contributions presented at the Sixth International Symposium on Recurrence Plots held in Grenoble, France in June 2015. Scientists from numerous disciplines gathered to exchange knowledge on recent applications and developments in recurrence plots and recurrence quantification analysis. This meeting was remarkable because of the obvious expansion of recurrence strategies (theory) and applications (practice) into ever-broadening fields of science. It discusses real-world systems from various fields, including mathematics, strange attractors, applied physics, physiology, medicine, environmental and earth sciences, as well as psychology and linguistics. Even readers not actively researching any of these particular systems will benefit from discovering how other scientists are finding practical non-linear solutions to specific problems. The book is of interest to an interdisciplinary audience of recurrence plot users and researchers interested in time series analysis in particular, and in complex systems in general
ISBN,Price9783319299228
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks 2. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 3. Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics 4. BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS 5. BIOPHYSICS 6. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 7. COMPLEXITY 8. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 9. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 10. DYNAMICS 11. EBOOK 12. EBOOK - SPRINGER 13. PHYSICS 14. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 15. SYSTEM THEORY 16. VIBRATION 17. Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control
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TitleViscoelastic Interfaces Driven in Disordered Media : Applications to Friction
Author(s)Landes, Fran??ois P
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIII, 206 p. 79 illus., 37 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book offers an in-depth study of two well-known models of ???avalanche??? dynamics, modified minimally by the inclusion of relaxation. Many complex systems respond to continuous inputs of energy by accumulation of stress over time, interrupted by sudden energy releases called avalanches. The first model studied??is the viscoelastic interface driven over disorder, which is shown to display the fundamental features of friction. In the mean-field limit, the friction force derived semi-analytically is compatible with laboratory experiments (displaying both velocity weakening and contact aging). In two dimensions, large-scale numerical simulations are in good agreement with the basic features of real earthquakes (Gutenberg-Richter Law, aftershock migration). The second model is a non-Markovian variant of Directed Percolation, in which we observe that the universality class is only partly modified by relaxation, a promising finding with respect to our first model
ISBN,Price9783319200224
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 3. EBOOK 4. EBOOK - SPRINGER 5. GEOPHYSICS 6. Geophysics and Environmental Physics 7. Geophysics/Geodesy 8. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 9. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleComplex Dynamics and Morphogenesis : An Introduction to Nonlinear Science
Author(s)Misbah, Chaouqi
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2017.
DescriptionXIX, 463 p. 179 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book offers an introduction to the physics of nonlinear phenomena through two complementary approaches: bifurcation theory and catastrophe theory. Readers will be gradually introduced to the language and formalisms of nonlinear sciences, which constitute the framework to describe complex systems. The difficulty with complex systems is that their evolution cannot be fully predicted because of the interdependence and interactions between their different components. Starting with simple examples and working toward an increasing level of universalization, the work explores diverse scenarios of bifurcations and elementary catastrophes which characterize the qualitative behavior of nonlinear systems. The study of temporal evolution is undertaken using the equations that characterize stationary or oscillatory solutions, while spatial analysis introduces the fascinating problem of morphogenesis. Accessible to undergraduate university students in any discipline concerned with nonlinear phenomena (physics, mathematics, chemistry, geology, economy, etc.), this work provides a wealth of information for teachers and researchers in these various fields. Chaouqi Misbah is a senior researcher at the CNRS (National Centre of Scientific Research in France). His work spans from pattern formation in nonlinear science to complex fluids and biophysics. In 2002 he received a major award from the French Academy of Science for his achievements and in 2003 Grenoble University honoured him with a gold medal. Leader of a group of around 40 scientists, he is a member of the editorial board of the French Academy of Science since 2013 and also holds numerous national and international responsibilities
ISBN,Price9789402410204
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics 3. BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS 4. BIOPHYSICS 5. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. Mathematical Methods in Physics 9. PHYSICS 10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 11. SYSTEM THEORY
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TitleChaos: Concepts, Control and Constructive Use
Author(s)Bolotin, Yurii;Tur, Anatoli;Yanovsky, Vladimir
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXI, 281 p. 119 illus : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book offers a short and concise introduction to the many facets of chaos theory. While the study of chaotic behavior in nonlinear, dynamical systems is a well-established research field with ramifications in all areas of science, there is a lot to be learnt about how chaos can be controlled and, under appropriate conditions, can actually be constructive in the sense of becoming a control parameter for the system under investigation, stochastic resonance being a prime example. The present work stresses the latter aspects and, after recalling the paradigm changes introduced by the concept of chaos, leads the reader skillfully through the basics of chaos control by detailing the relevant algorithms for both Hamiltonian and dissipative systems, among others. The main part of the book is then devoted to the issue of synchronization in chaotic systems, an introduction to stochastic resonance, and a survey of ratchet models. In this second, revised and enlarged edition, two more chapters explore the many interfaces of quantum physics and dynamical systems, examining in turn statistical properties of energy spectra, quantum ratchets, and dynamical tunneling, among others. This text is particularly suitable for non-specialist scientists, engineers, and applied mathematical scientists from related areas, wishing to enter the field quickly and efficiently. From the reviews of the first edition: This book is an excellent introduction to the key concepts and control of chaos in (random) dynamical systems [...] The authors find an outstanding balance between main physical ideas and mathematical terminology to reach their audience in an impressive and lucid manner. This book is ideal for anybody who would like to grasp quickly the main issues related to chaos in discrete and continuous time. Henri Schurz, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1178, 2010
ISBN,Price9783319424965
Keyword(s)1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS 2. COMPLEXITY 3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY 4. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS 5. DYNAMICS 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. Mathematical Methods in Physics 9. PHYSICS 10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS 11. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems 12. SYSTEM THEORY 13. Systems Theory, Control 14. VIBRATION 15. Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control
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