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Fall Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Complex Systems


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


CMPLXSYS 501. An Introduction to Complex Systems.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.pscs.umich.edu/CSCS/education/CSCS-courses/cscs501-f02.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.

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

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CMPLXSYS 531. Basic Computing Skills for Programming Agent Based Models.

Section 001 Course will be offered from October 22 through the end of the term. (1 credit). (Drop/Add deadline=November 3).

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

Prerequisites: (1-2).

Mini/short course

Credits: (1-2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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 CSCS 530.

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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: PHYSICS 401. (3).

Credits: (3).

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

See Physics 413.001.

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CMPLXSYS 599. Independent Study of Complex Systems.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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

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