Nonlinearity, Chaos, and Complexity: The Dynamics of Natural by Cristoforo Sergio Bertuglia

By Cristoforo Sergio Bertuglia

Masking a vast variety of subject matters, this article presents a finished survey of the modeling of chaotic dynamics and complexity within the normal and social sciences. Its awareness to types in either the actual and social sciences and the precise philosophical procedure make this a distinct textual content in the course of many present books on chaos and complexity. together with an intensive index and bibliography in addition to quite a few examples and simplified types, this can be an incredible direction textual content.

Show description

Read Online or Download Nonlinearity, Chaos, and Complexity: The Dynamics of Natural and Social Systems PDF

Similar applied books

Advanced Decision Making Methods Applied to Health Care

The main tough a part of making judgements within the well-being care box on all degrees (national, local, institutional, sufferer) is associated with the very complexity of the approach itself, to the intrinsic uncertainty concerned and its dynamic nature. This calls for not just the power to research and interpret a large number of details but additionally manage it in order that it turns into a cognitive base for acceptable decision-making.

Principia Designae - Pre-Design, Design, and Post-Design: Social Motive for the Highly Advanced Technological Society

This publication provides a wide layout purview in the framework of “pre-design, layout, and post-design” through concentrating on the “motive of design,” which means an underlying explanation for the layout of a product. The chapters are constructed from papers in line with discussions on the “Design study prime Workshop” held in Nara, Japan, in 2013.

Extra info for Nonlinearity, Chaos, and Complexity: The Dynamics of Natural and Social Systems

Sample text

One of the fundamental steps for the construction of a model is the identification of the state variables: the magnitudes that ‘bring with them’ our knowledge of the system, during the step-by-step evolution of the model over time. Spatial coordinates and speed are examples of state variables, as we will see in our discussion of the pendulum, as well as the number of individuals in a population, as we will see in models of interacting populations, and also temperature, pressure and volume in models of the dynamics of gas, macroeconomic variables in models of economic systems, etc.

E. the acceleration. 1). 33 34 5 : The pendulum not depend on x, or nonlinear, if the force F is a nonlinear function of x and/ or of its first derivative. In the linear case that we are about to discuss (the simplest model of oscillation), the pendulum is subjected to a restoring force that only depends on its position and that therefore, in a given position, is constant over time. The mathematical model of a linear oscillation of this type is known in mathematical physics as a ‘harmonic oscillator’.

One of the fundamental steps for the construction of a model is the identification of the state variables: the magnitudes that ‘bring with them’ our knowledge of the system, during the step-by-step evolution of the model over time. Spatial coordinates and speed are examples of state variables, as we will see in our discussion of the pendulum, as well as the number of individuals in a population, as we will see in models of interacting populations, and also temperature, pressure and volume in models of the dynamics of gas, macroeconomic variables in models of economic systems, etc.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.74 of 5 – based on 10 votes