Chapter 2. Studying Complexity: Are We Approaching the Limits of Science?

  1. Professor John Atkinson and
  2. Professor Malcolm Crowe
  1. Ian Boyd

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470777930.ch2

Interdisciplinary Research: Diverse Approaches in Science, Technology, Health and Society

Interdisciplinary Research: Diverse Approaches in Science, Technology, Health and Society

How to Cite

Boyd, I. (2006) Studying Complexity: Are We Approaching the Limits of Science?, in Interdisciplinary Research: Diverse Approaches in Science, Technology, Health and Society (eds J. Atkinson and M. Crowe), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470777930.ch2

Editor Information

  1. University of Paisley

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 AUG 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781861564702

Online ISBN: 9780470777930

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Keywords:

  • science;
  • cost-benefit analysis;
  • geometric series;
  • ecosystems;
  • complex systems

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Nature of Complexity

  • Studying Complexity: From the Real World to Daisies and Back Again

  • Non-Linearities

  • Different Types of Complex Models

  • System Properties and Constraints

  • Conclusions

  • References