Think Complexity, 2nd Edition

Complexity Science and Computational Modeling



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Think Complexity, 2nd Edition
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AuthorAllen Downey
PublisherO'Reilly Media
Published2018
Pages200
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaper book / ebook (PDF)
ISBN-101492040207
ISBN-139781492040200
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Complexity science uses computation to explore the physical and social sciences. In Think Complexity, you'll use graphs, cellular automata, and agent-based models to study topics in physics, biology, and economics.

Whether you're an intermediate-level Python programmer or a student of computational modeling, you'll delve into examples of complex systems through a series of worked examples, exercises, case studies, and easy-to-understand explanations.

Work with NumPy arrays and SciPy methods, including basic signal processing and Fast Fourier Transform; Study abstract models of complex physical systems, including power laws, fractals and pink noise, and Turing machines; Get Jupyter notebooks filled with starter code and solutions to help you re-implement and extend original experiments in complexity; and models of computation like Turmites, Turing machines, and cellular automata; Explore the philosophy of science, including the nature of scientific laws, theory choice, and realism and instrumentalism.

Ideal as a text for a course on computational modeling in Python, Think Complexity also helps self-learners gain valuable experience with topics and ideas they might not encounter otherwise.


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