Measures of Complexity

Proceedings of the Conference, Held in Rome September 30 – October 2, 1987

  • Editors
  • L. Peliti
  • A. Vulpiani
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 314)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Giorgio Parisi
    Pages 22-27
  3. Stefano Patarnello, Paolo Carnevali
    Pages 28-34
  4. Jean-Pierre Nadal
    Pages 54-61
  5. Constantin P. Bachas
    Pages 62-68
  6. Ph. de Forcrand, F. Koukiou, D. Petritis
    Pages 69-82
  7. Giovan B. Scuricini
    Pages 83-101
  8. D. P. Bovet, P. L. Crescenzi
    Pages 102-111
  9. Jean-Arcady Meyer
    Pages 139-145
  10. Back Matter

About these proceedings


Complexity is a puzzling and important concept in contemporary research in many disciplines. This book addresses the problem of defining complexity by carefully analysing in what sense complexity means measure in such areas as the theory of dynamical systems, condensed matter physics, ecology, immunology and the theory of neural networks. The information content of complexity is studied and similarities and differences in the various concepts of complexity are highlighted, sometimes provocatively. The book could open the way to finding a paradigm of complexity, and should become a standard reference for a wide audience of researchers in the physical and biological sciences.


complex system complexity diffusion dynamical system dynamical systems

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50316-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45968-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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