Introduction to Complexity

Course subject(s) Introduction to Complexity

Lecture video

This Lecture will provide an introduction to the notion of complexity. The following complex system properties will be discussed shortly and elaborated on in further lectures:

  • Randomness versus order
  • Emergence
  • Chaos
  • Observer Dependence
  • Path Dependence
  • Adaptiveness
  • Non Linearity
  • Robustness
  • Instability
  • Diversity
  • Self Similarity
  • Context dependency

The lecture slides and papers can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. The video presented is a excellent example of complexity. What can be seen is the evolution of the wiki of the TU Delft over time…

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