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Dealing with Complexity: An Introduction to the Theory and by Robert L. Flood

By Robert L. Flood

Contents eleven. 2. 2. 4 major components of Dispute 247 eleven. 2. three. precis . . . 248 eleven. three. Making experience of the problems . . 248 eleven. three. 1. creation . . . . 248 eleven. three. 2. The medical process 248 eleven. three. three. technology and issues of Society . 249 eleven. three. four. precis . 251 eleven. four. Tying all of it jointly . . . . 251 eleven. four. 1. creation . . . . 251 eleven. four. 2. A Unifying Framework 251 eleven. four. three. severe structures considering 253 eleven. four. four. precis 254 eleven. five. end 254 Questions . . . 255 REFERENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 bankruptcy One platforms foundation and Evolution, phrases and ideas 1. 1. advent we commence this e-book with subject A (see determine P. I within the Preface), which goals to improve an important and primary knowing of platforms technological know-how. So, what's platforms technological know-how? while requested to provide an explanation for what platforms technology is all approximately, many platforms scientists are faced with a slightly daunting job. The self-discipline has a tendency to be awarded and understood in a fragmented means and intensely few humans carry an outline realizing of the subject material, whereas additionally having enough in-depth competence in lots of and broad-ranging topic components the place the guidelines are used. certainly, it was once accurately this trouble that pointed out the necessity for a accomplished well-documented account resembling is gifted right here in facing Complexity.

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Instead of being merely an aggregation of shaped materials, an airplane can fly. Instead of being a blob of cells, we can walk and talk. A coherent organization with communication and control can and does become a viable system. A group of viable systems interact, and we observe this as a new viable system in its own right. If we decompose a viable system, then a number of other viable systems with a different identity can be found. And if we think of a group of interacting viable systems as a whole, then a single viable system with its own identity will emerge.

4 for the current summary) has dealt with communication and control. It has also dealt with organization and behavior that occur when many related elements come together. As we found in Chapter 1, two concepts related to communication and control are hierarchy and emergence. It is not surprising to find, therefore, that we have been skirting around the phenomena of hierarchy and emergence. Recall Pippenger's "diversity of phenomena that can arise through the interaction of simple components," meaning that the whole is more than the sum ofthe parts.

1. It can be seen that the number of interactions within the system with population coupled (Matrix B) is roughly double the number of interactions within the population-unlinked system (Matrix A) after five time periods. The difference becomes sizable after ten time periods. This very large difference results from only three additional relationships. ) We now turn our attention to the organization and behavior that may occur when elements are related. 3. Organization and Behavior The idea that many elements and a large number of interactions can represent complex situations has been developed by Yates (1978).

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