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Complexity and Information: A Metaphor of Natural and Technological Systems

  • Sergio Carrà
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Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Abstract

The challenges we face today require new ways of thinking about an interconnected and changing world, because the obtained insights will help to expand our thinking in innovative directions. The systems upon which we focus our attention are open and receive regular supplies of energy, information, and matter from the environment. Their intricacies mostly involve the presence of many elements subject to reciprocal, non-linear interactions, so that their in-depth analysis provides a framework within which the peculiar phenomena defined as emergence and self-organisation are addressed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Carrà
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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical EngineeringPolytechnic UniversityMilanItaly

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