- Module code: MA5Q3
- Module name: Topics in Complexity Science
- Department: Mathematics Institute
- Credit: 18
Module content and teaching
"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.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|18 CATS (Module code: MA5Q3-18)|
|A (Assessed work only)||10-15,000 word essay||100%|
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