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complexity theory

n.
Any of various branches of mathematics, physics, computer science, and other fields concerned with the emergence of order and structure in complex and apparently chaotic systems.

complexity theory

n
1. (Mathematics) maths the study of complex systems, including subjects such as chaos theory and genetic algorithms
2. (Computer Science) computing a field in theoretical computer science dealing with the resources required during computation to solve a given problem
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These questions are challenging: they demand a departure from the traditional query evaluation paradigm and from the classical computational complexity theory, and call for new resource-constrained methodologies to query big graphs.
Psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist Coburn applies complexity theory to psychoanalysis, especially to the clinical attitudes that arise from psychoanalytic complexity, and how this changes emotional lives and their corresponding relationships and might inform different ways of thinking and working clinically.
In this article, we describe a research platform for initial teacher education, developed by the Project RITE (Rethinking Initial Teacher Education) (1) research team, which combines key ideas from complexity theory and critical realism (CT-CR) and applies these to teacher education.
Slight reference is made to a single early paper by Stephen Jay Gould on contingency theory, and also to complexity theory, but Ian prefers to reintroduce these well-known approaches as 'entanglement', as if the idea was something new to write a book about.
Researchers in economics, physics, complexity theory and statistical mechanics have observed that certain features of cities consistently vary with population size.
The breakfast will discuss complexity theory and its implications for the future management of companies.
What: In addition to the closing keynote, " Applying Design Thinking and Complexity Theory in Agile Organizations," Jean will deliver a two-day workshop ahead of the conference based on her book, Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Product Leaders.
The answer to the call for a new leadership framework may lie in the shift from systems theory to complexity theory (Sherman and Schultz, 1998) during the rise of globalization.
In this teaching note the phrase complexity theory is used to highlight the complexity of the systems with which students work.
On the other hand, the inter disciplinary field of complexity theory has recently been bringing to light systems that are impossible to model reductively.
The agent-based models and cellular model as components of a multi-agent system eventually lead to discover the relationship between systems theory, agent-based modeling and complexity theory (Phelan 1999).