About the Book and Author

Simplicity in Complexity: An Introduction to Complex Systems

 

How do scientists model crowd behaviour, epidemics, earthquakes
or the internet?

What can we learn from the collective intelligence and adaptability
of an ant colony?

This book answers such questions by highlighting common themes
in the study of complex systems.

Topics covered include self-organisation, emergence, agent-based
simulations, complex networks, phase plane plots, fractals, chaos,
measures of complexity, model building, and the scientific method.

Explanations are simple and concise, with common misconceptions
clarified. Numerous exercises help enthusiasts consolidate their
understanding through peer learning.

 


About the Author:
Dr. Rajesh Parwani is a scientist specialising in quantum physics and
cosmology. He tested the modules `Simplicity' and `Complexity'
for more than a decade on willing undergraduates in a  multi-disciplinary
programme. This book summarises the content of those experiments.
 

His other books are Integrated Mathematics for Explorers
(with Adeline Ng
)  and Real World Mathematics (with Dr. W.K. Ng).