From System Complexity to Emergent Properties

Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg (2009), "Understanding Complex Systems series", 370 pages.

ISBN: 978-3-642-02198-5

M.A. Aziz-Alaoui and C.Bertelle, Eds.
Labo. Applied Math. and LITIS, Le Havre University

Book, Springer, 2009, 370 p., 110 illus.

Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-642-02198-5

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Emergence and complexity refer to the appearance of higher-level properties and behaviours of a system that obviously comes from the collective dynamics of that system's components. These properties are not directly deductable from the lower-level motion of that system. Emergent properties are properties of the "whole'' that are not possessed by any of the individual parts making up that whole. Such phenomena exist in various domains and can be described, using complexity concepts and thematic knowledges. This book highlights complexity modelling through dynamical or behavioral systems. The pluridisciplinary purposes, developped along the chapters, are enable to design links between a wide-range of fundamental and applicative Sciences. Developing such links - instead of focusing on specific and narrow researches - is characteristic of the Science of Complexity that we try to promote by this contribution.

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