Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute


Course Syllabus

Principles of Complex Systems

Many of the problems we face in the modern world revolve around comprehending, controlling, and designing multi-scale, interconnected systems. Networked systems, for example, facilitate the diffusion and creation of ideas, the physical transportation of people and goods, and the distribution and redistribution of energy. Complex systems such as the human body and ecological systems are typically highly balanced, flexible, and robust, but also susceptible to systemic collapse. These complex problems almost always have economic, social, and technological aspects.

Institution
University of Vermont
Author
Peter Dodds
Topics
Networks, Mathematics, Statistics, Complex Systems, Scaling
URL
http://www.uvm.edu/~pdodds/teaching/courses/300/