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Alternate Realities: Mathematical Models of Nature and Man John L. Casti

Alternate Realities: Mathematical Models of Nature and Man

John L. Casti

Published February 15th 1989
ISBN : 9780471618423
Hardcover
493 pages
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This up-to-date treatment stresses dynamics rather than statics, nonlinearity rather than linearity, and possibility rather than optimality. A thoroughly modern account of the theory and practice of mathematical modelling, treatment focuses onMoreThis up-to-date treatment stresses dynamics rather than statics, nonlinearity rather than linearity, and possibility rather than optimality. A thoroughly modern account of the theory and practice of mathematical modelling, treatment focuses on system-theoretic concepts such as complexity, self-organization, adaptation, bifurcation, resiliance, surprise and uncertainty, and the mathematical structures needed to employ these in a formal system. Applications are drawn mainly from the social, behavioral, and life sciences, rather than the physical sciences. Includes extensive problem sets and discussion questions.