oa CSIR Science Scope - Complexity science : solving non-linear and indeterminate problems in an integrative way : mathematical modelling
In the past few decades it has become obvious that many phenomena in nature and in social systems result from the non-linear processes and interactions that often occur in such systems. The main characteristics of these complex systems are interconnectivity, microdiversity, indeterminism and co-evolution. Research on these phenomena has become known as 'complexity science'. Many fields are closely linked to complexity science, including nonlinear science, system dynamics, systems theory, chaos theory, spontaneous self-organisation, cellular automata and complex adaptive systems.
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