Complex adaptive systems [electronic resource] : an introduction to computational models of social life / John H. Miller and Scott E. Page.
Contributor(s): Page, Scott E | ebrary, Inc.Series: Princeton studies in complexity: Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2007Description: xix, 263 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Social systems -- Mathematical models | Social sciences -- Mathematical models | Sociale relaties | ComputermodellenGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 300.1/513 Other classification: 70.03 Online resources: An electronic book accessible through the World Wide Web; click to view
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -260) and index.
pt. 1. INTRODUCTION. Introduction -- Complexity in social worlds -- pt. 2. PRELIMINARIES. Modeling -- On emergence -- pt. 3. COMPUTATIONAL MODELING. Computation as theory -- Why agent-based objects? -- pt. 4. MODELS OF COMPLEX ADAPTIVE SOCIAL SYSTEMS. A basic framework -- Complex adaptive social systems in one dimension -- Social dynamics -- Evolving automata -- Some fundamentals of organizational decision making -- pt. 5. CONCLUSIONS. Social science in between -- Epilogue -- Appendixes. A. An open agenda for complex adaptive social systems -- B. Practices for computational modeling.
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.