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A Nonlinear Dynamics
& Complexity Glossary

Jeffrey Goldstein, Ph.D.
School of Management and Business
Adelphi University
Garden City, New York

The description of each term in the glossary is accompanied by: first, a list of related terms found in the glossary; second, bibliographical references (which are either included in the references at the end of the glossary, the Annotated Bibliography or the planning article by Jeffrey Goldstein in the Application section.)


Bibliographical References to Glossary
(not included elsewhere)

  • Bak, P. (1996). How Nature Works: The Science of Self-organized Criticality. NY: Springer-Verlag

  • Bennett, C. (1982). The Thermodynamics of Computation: A Review. International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 21: 905-940.

  • Campbell, J. (1982). Grammatical Man: Information Theory, Entropy, Languages, and Life. NY: Simon and Shuster.

  • Chaitin, G. (1987). Algorithmic Information Theory. NY: Cambridge University Press.;

  • Haken, H. (1981). The Science of Structure: Synergetics. NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

  • Langton, C.G. 1986. Studying Artificial Life with Cellular Automata, In D. Farmer, A Lapedes, N. Packard, and B. Wendroff (Eds.) Evolution, Games, and Learning: Models for Adaptation in Machines and Nature, Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Conference of the Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos, NM, May 20-24, pp. 120-149. 1985. Amsterdam: North- Holland. Maturana, H. & Varela, F. (1992). The Tree of Knowledge. Boston: Shambhala

  • Penrose, R. (1989). The Emperor’s New Mind. NY: Oxford University Press.

  • Poundstone, W. (1985). The Recursive Universe: Cosmic Complexity and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge. Chicago: Contemporary Books.

  • Senge, P. (1990). The Fifth Discipline. NY: Doubleday.

  • Van de Ven, A. & Garud, R. (1994). The Coevolution of Technical and Institutional Events in the Development of an Innovation. In J. Baum & J. Singh (Eds.) Evolutionary Dynamics of Organizations. pp. 425-443. NY: Oxford University Press.


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