Simplifying Complexity Networks and Society
Timothy Bonebrake October 12, 2016
I. Course road map
1. Weve now defined complexity and weve explored some of the mechanisms
and features of complexity. Now we ask, how does this all work in nature?
2. An impor

Simplifying Complexity Scaling in Nature
Timothy Bonebrake November 16, 2016
I. Arrhenius
1. Leave milk out of the fridge it goes bad, more reactions occur (due to heat)
2. Svante Arrhenius (1859-1927) Swedish scientist
3. Arrhenius perhaps best known for

Group Proposal
TSpoon
Tbone
Tutorial M7:30
Understanding Butterfly Population Dynamics in the New Territories
Butterflies in Hong Kongs New Territories (NT) have a unique population dynamics due to the close
proximity of natural and urban settings. Recent

Dynamical system
- show changes in time in some way
- a mathematical model provide a theory for the basis of prediction of how some real
system evolve over time
- 19th scientists believe that the world is deterministic (pratical purpose) & predictable
- d

Cellular Automata and Conways Game of Life
Chaotic
f: x x if f satisfy
1. f is transitive
2. periodic points of f are dense on x
3. f has sensitive dependence on initial condition
Rusells paradox
Universal computation
- definite procedure
- Turning machin

Group Proposal
Tutorial Section: Monday 3:30-4:20pm
Group Members:
Lee Ying Hei 3035375686
Wong Yuk Camille 3035351630
Lam Yung Hin 3035369625
Andrew Ng 3035369003
Understanding Game Theory (Prisoner Dilemma) in Economics concepts
Studies have shown that

Dimension
0 - well defined number of points
1 - length
2 - area
3 - volume
4 - do not exist
Power Law
y=x a
linear plot: absolute difference take up same space
logarithmic plot:relative difference take up same space
power law relationship: form a straight

CCST 9048 Simplifying Complexity - Photographic Portfolio
3035351630 Wong Yuk Camille
3035375686 Lee Ying Hei
After our observation, we are able to identify the complexity of the transport system in the campus of
the Univerisity of Hong Kong; seven photop

CCST 9048 Simplifying Complexity - Group Report
[How can complex theories being applied in the field of Economics]
3035351630 Wong Yuk Camille
3035375686 Lee Ying Hei
3035369625 Lam Yung Hin
3035369003 Ng Andrew
Content
1. Introduction
2. Complex Economic

Evolution and Biological Complexity (Part II)
Dr. Timothy Bonebrake
Simplifying Complexity
November 9, 2016
Reflection
http:/evolution.berkeley.edu/evosite/evo101/IIIENaturalSelection.shtml
Genes and complexity of life
Where do trees come from?
Where do t

Evolution and Biological
Complexity (Part I)
Dr. Timothy Bonebrake
Simplifying Complexity
November 2 2016
Nobu Tamura (http:/spinops.blogspot.com)
Darwin and the
Modern Synthesis
Nobu Tamura (http:/spinops.blogspot.com)
William Paley
Jean-Baptiste Lamarck

Simplifying Complexity Understanding Complexity
Timothy Bonebrake September 7, 2016
I. A very brief history of science
1. Aristotle (384-322 BC) studied natural philosophy and laid the foundations
for classical science (and philosophy) and empiricism
a. F

LECTURE 5
INFORMATION, ORDER AND
RANDOMNESS
CCST9048 Simplifying Complexity
University of Hong Kong
Dr. Tim Wotherspoon
News
Problem Set 2A and 2B due this Friday at 4pm.
Whatever process you use to generate random initial
conditions should be such that

LECTURE 3
CHAOS
CCST9048 Simplifying Complexity
University of Hong Kong
Dr. Tim Wotherspoon
Complexity: A Guided Tour
This lecture follows
Chapter 2 very closely.
You may find more
information or a
different explanation
there if you are
confused today.

Simplifying Complexity
Dr. Timothy Bonebrake
Dr. Timothy Wotherspoon
Understanding Complexity
An Introduction
Dr. Timothy Bonebrake
A Very Brief
History of Science
Aristotle
The Elements
The phenomena of generation of the vole are most astonishing, both f

LECTURE 7
LEARNING AND
NEURAL NETWORKS
Simplifying Complexity
CCST9048
University of Hong Kong
Photographic Portfolio
Due Friday 11 November 2016.
Submit two versions
A complete poster suitable for printing on A1 paper.
A text-only version for submiss

LECTURE 4
CELLULAR AUTOMATA AND
CONWAYS GAME OF LIFE
CCST9048 Simplifying Complexity
University of Hong Kong
Dr. Tim Wotherspoon
Group Project and Presentation
Complexity Science has been applied to many different
disciplines. Write a report and do a grou

LECTURE 2 -FRACTALS
CCST9048 Simplifying Complexity
University of Hong Kong
Dr. Tim Wotherspoon
A Few Reminders
Tutorials begin tomorrow!
Problem Set 1 is available and is due 23 Sept.
Please turn in a hard copy of Part B in the appropriate
boxes on th

Tim Bonebrake
Simplifying Complexity
October 12 2016
Networks and Society
Course Road Map
Lectures
Examples:
Insect colonies
What is Biodiversity (Biological Diversity)?
Hierarchical
Species
http:/www.biologycorner.com/APbiology/intro/notes_ch1_life.html

Simplifying
Complexity
CCST9048
3035351630 Wong Yuk
Camille
3035375686 Lee Ying Hei
3035369625 Lam Yung Hin
3035369003 Ng Andrew
Complex Economics System
- It is the application of complexity science to the problems of economics
- It sees the economy not