- the study of complex and chaotic systems and how order, pattern, and structure can arise from them.
- the theory that processes having a large number of seemingly independent agents can spontaneously order themselves into a coherent system.
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- maths the study of complex systems, including subjects such as chaos theory and genetic algorithms
- computing a field in theoretical computer science dealing with the resources required during computation to solve a given problem
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