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1: Introduction to Modeling and Analysis
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- 1.1: Complex Systems in a Nutshell
- Complex systems are networks made of a number of components that interact with each other, typically in a nonlinear fashion. Complex systems may arise and evolve through self-organization, such that they are neither completely regular nor completely random, permitting the development of emergent behavior at macroscopic scales.
- 1.2: Topical Clusters
- Nonlinear dynamics is probably the topical cluster that has the longest history, at least from as far back as the 17th century when Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz invented calculus and differential equations.