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Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams - 94 edition

Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams (ISBN10: 0262680939; ISBN13: 9780262680936)
ISBN13: 978-0262680936
ISBN10: 0262680939

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0262181624
ISBN10: 0262181622

Summary: How does a bird flock keep its movements so graceful and synchronized? Most people assume that the bird in front leads and the others follow. In fact, bird flocks don't have leaders: they are organized without an organizer, coordinated without a coordinator. And a surprising number of other systems, from termite colonies to traffic jams to economic systems, work the same decentralized way. Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jamsdescribes innovative new computational tools that can qhelp
people (even young children) explore the workings of such systems--and help them move beyond the centralized mindset.
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Summary: How does a bird flock keep its movements so graceful and synchronized? Most people assume that the bird in front leads and the others follow. In fact, bird flocks don't have leaders: they are organized without an organizer, coordinated without a coordinator. And a surprising number of other systems, from termite colonies to traffic jams to economic systems, work the same decentralized way. Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jamsdescribes innovative new computational tools that can qhelp people (even young children) explore the workings of such systems--and help them move beyond the centralized mindset. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 94
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: MIT Press
Published: 01/10/1997
International: No



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