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Conference Canberra International Physics Summer School (22nd : 2008 : Australian National University)
Title Complex physical, biophysical and econophysical systems : proceedings of the 22nd Canberra International Physics Summer School, the Australian National University, Canberra, 8-19 December 2008 / editors, Robert L. Dewar, Frank Detering.
Imprint New Jersey. : World Scientific, [2010]
©2010

Conference Canberra International Physics Summer School (22nd : 2008 : Australian National University)
Series World Scientific lecture notes in complex systems ; v. 9
World Scientific lecture notes in complex systems ; v. 9.
Subject Nonlinear theories -- Congresses.
Differentiable dynamical systems -- Congresses.
Alt Name Dewar, R. L. (Robert L.)
Detering, Frank.
Description 1 online resource (x, 388 pages) : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1. Introduction to complex and econophysics systems : a navigation map / T. Aste and T. Di Matteo -- 2. An introduction to fractional diffusion / B.I. Henry, T.A.M. Langlands and P. Straka -- 3. Space plasmas and fusion plasmas as complex systems / R.O. Dendy -- 4. Bayesian data analysis / M.S. Wheatland -- 5. Inverse problems and complexity in earth system science / I.G. Enting -- 6. Applied fluid chaos : designing advection with periodically reoriented flows for micro to geophysical mixing and transport enhancement / G. Metcalfe -- 7. Approaches to modelling the dynamical activity of brain function based on the electroencephalogram / D.T.J. Liley and F. Frascoli -- 8. Jaynes' maximum entropy principle, Riemannian metrics and generalised least action bound / R.K. Niven and B. Andresen -- 9. Complexity, post-genomic biology and gene expression programs / R.B.H. Williams and O.J.-H. Luo -- 10. Tutorials on agent-based modelling with NetLogo and network analysis with Pajek / M.J. Berryman and S.D. Angus.
Summary This book arose from a conference organized under the auspices of the Australian Research Council's Complex Open Systems Research Network (which has become the most prominent for complex systems in the world - just Google "complex systems network"), the ANU Centre for Complex Systems, and the Asia-Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics. The book is unique in the scope of its coverage of applications of complex systems science : Extraterrestrial - astrophysical, solar and space plasmas; Earth System - climate, ecosystems; Human systems - brain dynamics, social networks, financial statistics, advanced technologies. It also presents up-to-date discussions of new theoretical approaches, in particular those based on entropy and entropy production maximization, a field still under development but with much promise for providing a much-needed unifying principle for complex systems science. The authors are at the forefront of their fields, and organized their chapters to effectively bring out common features of complex systems. A comprehensive and common lexicon of keywords has been used to unify indexing, thus making the book an invaluable introduction to anyone seeking an overview of complex systems science.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789814277327 (electronic bk.)
9814277320 (electronic bk.)
9789814277310
9814277312
OCLC # 681547352
Additional Format Print version: Canberra International Physics Summer School (22nd : 2008 : Australian National University). Complex physical, biophysical and econophysical systems. Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, ©2010 9789814277310 (OCoLC)609757162


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