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Fall Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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Courses in Complex Systems


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

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CMPLXSYS 501. An Introduction to Complex Systems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rick L Riolo (rlriolo@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.pscs.umich.edu/CSCS/education/CSCS-courses/cscs501-f01.html

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.

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CMPLXSYS 541 / PHYSICS 413. Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics and the Physics of Complexity.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Leonard M Sander (lsander@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Phys. 401. (3). (Excl). (BS).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~lsander/syll413.html

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