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Complex Adaptive Systems
A complex adaptive system is a special class of complex system that has the capacity for adaptation. Like all complex systems, they consi...
We can define adaptation as the capacity for a system to change its state in response to some change within its environment. An adapti...
Within systems theory, a control system or regulatory system is a specialized subsystem that is designed to monitor and regulate the beha...
Schemata A schema is a conceptual pattern or structure that organizes categories of information and the relationships among them.1 The te...
Simple Rules One of the key premises of complex systems theory is that global coordination and complex behavior can emerge out of very si...
Cellular Automaton Cellular automata are algorithmic models that use computation to iterate on very simple rules. In so doing, these very...
Feedback & Externalities
Feedback & Externalities A feedback loop defines a relationship of interdependency between two or more components where the change in sta...
Cooperation & Competition
Cooperation & Competition A core premise of complexity theory is that global patterns in complex systems emerge out of the synchronizatio...
Self-Organization & Thermodynamics
Self-Organization & Thermodynamics Self-organization can be defined as the spontaneous creation of a globally coherent pattern out of loc...
Evolution Evolution is a process of adaptation that operates on the macro-level of a system. Adaptation is the capacity to generate a res...
Robustness & Resilience
Robustness & Resilience Resilience is the capacity of a system to maintain functionality in the face of some alteration within the system...
Self-Organization Far-From-Equilibrium Far-from-equilibrium self-organization is a hypothesis that describes the process of self-organiza...
Fitness Landscapes A fitness landscape – also called an adaptive landscape – is a model that comes from biology where it is used to descr...