Modeling Complex Systems

  • Nino Boccara

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 477-489

About this book


Modeling Complex Systems, 2nd Edition, explores the process of modeling complex systems, providing examples from such diverse fields as ecology, epidemiology, sociology, seismology, and economics. It illustrates how models of complex systems are built and provides indispensable mathematical tools for studying their dynamics.

This vital introductory text is useful for advanced undergraduate students in various scientific disciplines, and serves as an important reference book for graduate students and young researchers.

This enhanced second edition includes: .

-recent research results and bibliographic references

-extra footnotes which provide biographical information on cited scientists who have made significant contributions to the field

-new and improved worked-out examples to aid a student’s comprehension of the content

-exercises to challenge the reader and complement the material

Nino Boccara is also the author of Essentials of Mathematica: With Applications to Mathematics and Physics (Springer, 2007).


Cellular automata Chaotic discrete-time models Drossel-Schwabl forest fire model Hutchinson’s time-delay model Kinetic growth phenomena Lotka-Volterra model Power-law distributions Predator-prey models Two-dimensional systems complex system complex systems complex systems text modeling simulation

Authors and affiliations

  • Nino Boccara
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. PhysicsUniversity of Illinois, ChicagoChicagoUSA

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