Complex System

The theme of the Complexity International Jounal is the field of complex systems, the generation of complex behaviour from the interaction of multiple parallel processes.

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_system

Cosma Schalizi says Complex System-s are those with many strongly interdependent variables. This excludes systems with only a few effective variables, the kind we meet in elementary dynamics. It also excludes systems with many independent variables; we learn how to deal with them in elementary statistical mechanics. Complexity appears where coupling is important, but doesn't freeze out most Degrees Of Freedom.

Most Human System-s are complex.

Complex System-s are unpredictable. Sorry.


Hmm, biological complex systems seem to have lots of Slack, or is that just redundancy? While Human System-s of greater complexity seem to have less slack... or am I wrong?


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