Lec 17 - Pattern of Organization (Networks) o Ordered...

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University of California, Berkeley Professor Kastenberg Engineering 124 Impacts of Technology on Society Engineering 124 Lecture 17 Mar. 20, 2007 Complexity: Biological, Ecological, Social, and Technical Systems The Paradigm is through which we see the world Milgrim o Experiment One Have a subject on one side of a glass plate that was wired with electric wires, on the other side had student with a riostat which changes the volts The professor tells the student to turn up the volts and the subject would get increasingly shocked Wanted to test how students reacts to authoritative order The subject was actually an actor Wanted to see how far students would go o Experiment Two Sent postcards to random people to send this package to somebody in another city through association Sending around until the right person is reached Only took six jumps Lead to the six degrees of separation Means you can trace anybody in the world through six people Associations on a degree of five in a half to six
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Unformatted text preview: Pattern of Organization (Networks) o Ordered networks o Random networks o Small-world and Scale-free networks o Random versus Scale-Free Poisson Distribution to Power-log Gaussian Distribution to a logarithmic distribution o Spatial Complexity Fractal Distribution Randomness to complete order Phenomena Societal Impact o Complicated Geographical Local Observable in real time Change is slow and may be reversible Defective cars can be recalled because you know every owner o Complex Geographically Global Imperceptible in real time Occur either really fast r really slow Change is rapid and may be irreversible Lecture 17 1 of 2 3/20/2007 Written By Raymond Leung University of California, Berkeley Professor Kastenberg Engineering 124 Impacts of Technology on Society Genetically modified seeds gets blown around and cant be recalled Lecture 17 2 of 2 3/20/2007 Written By Raymond Leung...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course E 124 taught by Professor Kastenberg during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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