Complexity Metaphors, Models, and Reality by David Meltzer

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  • Philosophy Of Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Mathematical models,
  • System Theory,
  • Science,
  • Physics,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Chaotic Behavior in Systems,
  • Mathematical Analysis,
  • Mathematics-Mathematical Analysis,
  • Science / Chaotic Behavior in Systems,
  • Science-Physics,
  • Adaptation (Biology),
  • Adaptive control systems

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Number of Pages731
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Open LibraryOL7899327M
ISBN 100738202320
ISBN 109780738202327

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Computational Complexity: A Modern Approach Sanjeev Arora and Boaz Barak Cambridge University Press. This is a textbook on computational complexity theory. It is intended as a text for an advanced undergraduate course or introductory graduate course, or as a reference for researchers and students in computer science and allied fields such as mathematics and physics.

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