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MA5Q3 - Topics in Complexity Science

  • Module code: MA5Q3
  • Module name: Topics in Complexity Science
  • Department: Mathematics Institute
  • Credit: 18

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

"Aggregation in Complex Systems. This module will address the hierarchical aggregation procedures for complex systems. It is not about many other uses of the word ""aggregation"". For present purposes a ""complex system"" is a large collection of interdependent units. Given a description at the level of individual units(""microscopic"") it might be fruitful to partition the collection into groups of units which can be considered to be ""superunits"" with effective interactions between them. The nicest situation is where the new system is in the same class as the old one because one can then imagine interating the procedure."

Principal learning outcomes

Potential outcomes are efficient ways to compute quantities for complex systems and insight into the macroscopic behaviour. Challenges are the choice of partition and practical implementation.

Timetabled teaching activities

To be timetabled and taught via the Taught Course Centre. 2 hours TCC lecture per week.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
18 CATS (Module code: MA5Q3-18)
A (Assessed work only) 10-15,000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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