Collective Dynamics: Complex Adaptive Systems, Network Dynamics, and Evolutionary Simulation - Spring 2001 (Videoconferenced between UCLA and UCI)
Doug White (UCI), Phil Bonacich (UCLA), and Brian Skyrms (UCI)
Course Code 60889 Anthro 289 B Spec Topics: Collective Dynamics
Course Code 72020 SocNwks 249 B Spec Topics: Collective Dynamics
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At UCLA - ннннннннннн Sociology281, Selected Problems in Mathematical Sociology

At UCI - ннннннннннн Anthropology 289 B Special Topics:Collective Dynamics

Social Networks 249 B Special Topics:Collective Dynamics

 

 

CHAOS, FRACTALS, AND COMPLEXITY, AND SELF-ORGANIZINGSYSTEMS

 

Per Bak. 1996. How Nature Works: The Science ofself-organized criticality. New York, NY: Copernicus.

 

Gary William Flake. 1999. The Computational Beauty ofNature. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

 

Stuart A. Kauffman. 2000. Investigations. Oxford; New York:Oxford University Press.

 

AGENTS, н EVOLUTION, н AND AGENT-BASEDMODELING

 

Thomas C. Schelling. 1978. Micromotives and Macrobehavior.New York: Norton.

 

Robert M. Axelrod. н 1997. The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-based Models of Cooperationand Collaboration. н Princeton: PrincetonUniversity Press.

 

Brian Skyrms. 1996. Evolution of the Social Contract.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

Mitchel Resnick. Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams. 1997MIT Press.

 

NETWORKS

 

Duncan J. Watts. 1999. Small Worlds: The Dynamics ofNetworks between Order and Randomness. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

 

Readings, by Week (All books are on reserve in theGraduate Reserve Service in the Research Library)

 

 

Week

Topic

Readings

1

Introduction

Bak, Chapter 1

Flake, Chapter 1

2

Chaos and fractals

Flake, Chapters 5, 10, 11

3

Complexity

Bak, all

The Controversy over SOC (Self-Organized Criticality)

4

Agent-based modeling-I

Resnik, Chapters 1, 3

Flake, Chapter15

 

5

Agent-based modeling-II

Flake, Chapter 16

Schelling, pp 1-24, 91-110, 137-155

6

Evolutionary game theory-I

Skyrms, all

Flake, Chapter 17

7

Evolutionary game theory-II

Axelrod, Chapters 1, 2, 3

Flake, Chapter 20

8

Artificial life

Kaufman, Chapters 2, 3, 8

9

Networks and complexity

Watts

10

Networks and complexity, continued

Watts

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