This wide-ranging and accessible book serves as a fascinating guide to the strategies and concepts that help us understand the boundaries between physics, on the one hand, and sociology, economics, and biology on the other. From cooperation and criticality to flock dynamics and fractals, the author addresses many of the topics belonging to the broad theme of complexity. He chooses excellent examples (requiring no prior mathematical knowledge) to illuminate these ideas and their implications. The lively style and clear description of the relevant models will appeal both to novices and those with an existing knowledge of the field.A Guide to Order and Complexity in Our World Joaquin Marro ... This means a tendency to drive as fast as possible, without surpassing the limit given vmax. ... The parameters l and vmax may be adjusted to reproduce realistic situations. ... The total flow of vehicles concerns us, Ib, which is the product of average speed, to be denoted alt;vagt;, and the density I or degree of occupation of the road, that is, Ib = Ianbsp;...
|Title||:||Physics, Nature and Society|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-11-19|