Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute


complex system

A system composed of a large number of interacting components, without central control, whose emergent "global'' behavior—described in terms of dynamics, information processing, and/or adaptation —is more complex than can be explained or predicted from understanding the sum of the behavior of the individual components. Complex systems are generally capable of adapting to changing inputs/environment and in such cases sometimes referred to as complex adaptive systems.


Topics
Complex Systems, Emergence
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