A Brief History of Systems Science. Concepts, Characteristics, and Classifications of Systems. Nonlinear Systems Dynamics and Catastrophe. Self-Organization: Dissipative Structures and Synergetics. Chaos. Fractals. Complex Systems and Complexity. Complex Adaptive Systems. Open Complex Giant Systems. Complex Networks. Case Studies. Bibliography. Index.
Dr. Yi Lin, also known as Jeffrey Yi-Lin Forrest, is a specially appointed professor in economics, finance, systems science, and mathematics at several major universities in China as well as tenured professor of mathematics at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (Slippery Rock campus). His research interests are mainly in the area of systems research and applications in a wide-ranging number of disciplines of the traditional sciences, including mathematical modeling, foundations of mathematics, data analysis, theory and methods of predictions of disastrous natural events, economics and finance, management science, and philosophy of science.
Dr. Xiaojun Duanis a professor at the Department of Mathematics and System Sciences, College of Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China. Her research interests include general systems theory and applications, data analysis, and complex system test and evaluation.
Mr. Chengli Zhaois a lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Systems Science of the National University of Defense Technology. Mr. Zhao’s scientific interests and publications cover studies of complex systems, massive data computing, and web data mining.