A complex system consists of many interacting parts, generates new collective behavior through self organization, and adaptively evolves through time. Many theories have been developed to study complex systems, including chaos, fractals, cellular automata, self organization, stochastic processes, turbulence, and genetic algorithms.
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|Publication type||Book chapter|
|Publication Subtype||Book Chapter|
|Contributing office(s)||Earthquake Science Center|
|Larger Work Type||Book|
|Larger Work Title||Encyclopedia of natural hazards|