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Need a good book on complex systems

  1. Aug 16, 2010 #1

    cronxeh

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    I am looking for a good undergrad level textbook on complex systems, emergence, neural networks. I am considering getting https://www.amazon.com/Networks-Introduction-Mark-Newman/dp/0199206651/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_i".

    Would anyone have any better suggestions? Something for both a reference and an introductory textbook, as well as some mathematical graph theory included, and maybe cellular automata and chaos theory?
     
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  3. Aug 19, 2010 #2

    cronxeh

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    Ok for what its worth, I got the Networks: An Introduction by Newman. Its pretty heavy on the math towards the end, I like the examples he gives in the beginning chapters, but they are lacking the math behind them, unfortunately. The book is a great reference and combines discrete math with probability and statistics class, while only requiring linear algebra and calculus to understand it. The models at the end are very interesting. This book has about 700 useful pages, over half of them are math.

    I skipped towards the end but I guess I'll return to this thread to review it better once I finish the whole book.
     
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