An introduction to complex systems and methods developed to study such systems. Besides the analytic discussions, hands-on simulations are included.

Topics are as follows:

  • An introduction to complex systems
  • Examples of emergence
  • An introduction to the nonlinear and chaotic systems
  • Power law distribution and scaling symmetries
  • An introduction to the complex networks
  • Applications in biological, social, and economic systems


Foundations of Complex Systems: Emergence, Information, and Prediction,

G. Nicolis, C. Nicolis

Modeling Complex Systems, N. Boccara

Network Science, A-L Barabási