Physics, Nature and Society

A Guide to Order and Complexity in Our World

  • Joaquín Marro

Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


This wide-ranging and accessible book serves as a fascinating guide to the strategies and concepts that help us understand the boundaries between physics, on the one hand, and sociology, economics, and biology on the other. From cooperation and criticality to flock dynamics and fractals, the author addresses many of the topics belonging to the broad theme of complexity. He chooses excellent examples (requiring no prior mathematical knowledge) to illuminate these ideas and their implications. The lively style and clear description of the relevant models will appeal both to novices and those with an existing knowledge of the field.


Automata and Artificial Intelligence Chance and Necessity Interdisciplinary Concepts in Science Natural Complexity Nonlinearity and Complexity Scale Invariance and Fractals Universality and Criticality

Authors and affiliations

  • Joaquín Marro
    • 1
  1. 1.University of GranadaGranadaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02023-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02024-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3018
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-6619
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