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

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

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

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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.

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  • ISBN13: 9781572735583
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781572735583
  • ISBN10: 1572735589

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