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LSA Course Guide Search Results: UG, GR, Fall 2007, Dept = CMPLXSYS
 
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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
CMPLXSYS 501 — An Introduction to Complex Systems
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Riolo,Rick L

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

This course covers a broad range of fundamental topics relevant to the study of complex systems. The course work involves weekly readings and discussion of papers and selections from books. The readings focus on 'classics' in the complex systems literature, in order to give students a broad, general understanding for the variety of work that falls under the rubric of complex systems. Topics to be covered will include evolutionary systems, self-organized criticality, measures of complexity, approaches to modeling complex adaptive systems, and emergence. Authors to be covered include Holland, Axelrod, Kauffman, Bak, and Gell-Mann.

Classwork and grades: Grading will be based on participation in the discussions and on two papers.

Preference is given to CSCS Graduate Certificate Students. Preference is given to graduate students, and then graduating seniors.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

CMPLXSYS 531 — Basic Computing Skills for Programming Agent Based Models
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Riolo,Rick L

FA 2007
Credits: 1
Reqs: BS

This course covers the basic computing skills which are required for implementing again-based models using Swarm (and other similar packages) in a LINUX/UNIX environment, including (a) basic LINUX/UNIX commands, (b) basic programming concepts (variables, operators, flow-control), (c) creating simple C and objectiveC programs and (d) basic Object-Oriented Programming concepts. For students intending to take CMPLXSYS 530.

CMPLXSYS 541 — Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics and the Physics of Complexity
Section 001, LEC

FA 2007
Credits: 3
Reqs: BS

An introduction to non-linear science with an elementary treatment from the point of view of the physics of chaos and fractal growth.

Enforced Prerequisites: PHYSICS 401 or Graduate Standing.

CMPLXSYS 599 — Independent Study of Complex Systems
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 1 — 3

Directed readings or research in consultation with a member of the faculty in Complex Systems.

Advisory Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

 
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