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By Scott E. Page

This e-book offers an creation to the position of range in complicated adaptive structures. a posh system--such as an economic climate or a tropical ecosystem--consists of interacting adaptive entities that produce dynamic styles and constructions. range performs a distinct position in a fancy approach than it does in an equilibrium process, the place it usually simply produces version round the suggest for functionality measures. In complicated adaptive structures, variety makes primary contributions to procedure performance.

Scott web page supplies a concise primer on how variety occurs, the way it is maintained, and the way it impacts complicated platforms. He explains how range underpins process point robustness, taking into account a number of responses to exterior shocks and inner diversifications; the way it presents the seeds for big occasions via growing outliers that gas tipping issues; and the way it drives novelty and innovation. web page appears to be like on the other kinds of diversity--variations inside of and throughout kinds, and distinctive neighborhood compositions and interplay structures--and covers the evolution of variety inside of advanced structures and the standards that confirm the quantity of maintained variety inside a system.

  • Provides a concise and obtainable creation
  • Shows how range underpins robustness and fuels tipping issues
  • Covers every kind of variety
  • The crucial primer on range in advanced adaptive systems

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