Advances in Self-Organizing Systems (Quantitative Methods in Communication S.)

Advances in Self-Organizing Systems (Quantitative Methods in Communication S.)

By: Renee Houston (editor), George A. Barnett (editor)Paperback

1 - 2 weeks availability


Traditionally, the open systems approach has been used to describe communication structures and processes. This book does not deal with social systems from this perspective. Rather it examines self-organizing systems models that seek to explain the emergence of patterns of behavior in systems that are initially in a state of disorganization. This volume examines the models currently under development - autopoiesis, catastrophe theory, fractal geometry, dissipative structures, complexity theory, cellular automata and artificial intelligence - and presents a number of applications to contemporary communication theory.

Create a review

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/06/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781572735583
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781572735583
  • ISBN10: 1572735589

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly