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Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

Paul Charbonneau


This book provides a short, hands-on introduction to the science of complexity using simple computational models of natural complex systems—with models and exercises drawn from physics, chemistry, geology, and biology. By working through the models and engaging in additional computational explorations suggested at the end of each chapter, readers very quickly develop an understanding of how complex structures and behaviors can emerge in natural phenomena as diverse as avalanches, forest fires, earthquakes, chemical reactions, animal flocks, and epidemic diseases. This book provides the necessa ... More

Keywords: complexity, natural complex system, complex structure, complex behavior, computational model, natural phenomena, avalanches, forest fires, earthquakes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691176840
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Charbonneau, author
Université de Montréal