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Diversity and complexity

Author: Scott E Page
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, c 2011.
Series: Primers in complex systems.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides an introduction to the role of diversity in complex adaptive systems. A complex system--such as an economy or a tropical ecosystem--consists of interacting adaptive entities that produce dynamic patterns and structures. Diversity plays a different role in a complex system than it does in an equilibrium system, where it often merely produces variation around the mean for performance measures. In  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott E Page
ISBN: 9780691137674 0691137676
OCLC Number: 466341428
Description: x, 291 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prelude : The meaning of diversity --
On diversity and complexity --
Measuring diversity --
The creation and evolution of diversity --
Constraints on diversity --
Variation in complex systems --
Diversity's inescapable benefits I : averaging --
Diversity's inescapable benefits II : diminishing returns to types --
Diversity's impact in complex systems --
Parting thoughts.
Series Title: Primers in complex systems.
Responsibility: Scott E. Page.

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Diversity plays a different role in a complex system than it does in an equilibrium system, where it often produces variation around the mean for performance measures. Offering an introduction to the  Read more...

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"Scott Page effectively illustrates the multiplicity of results from diverse aspects of complex systems. While all too many social scientists have tried to focus on making analysis simple, Page Read more...

 
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