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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Complex Systems

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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)

CMPLXSYS 501. An Introduction to Complex Systems.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rick L Riolo (

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

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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.

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