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- Goldenfeld, Nigel
- w: Leo P. Kadanoff
Abstract[edit | edit source]
The complexity of the world is contrasted with the simplicity of the basic laws of physics. In recent years, considerable study has been devoted to systems which exhibit complex outcomes. This experience has not given us any new laws of physics, but instead has given us a set of lessons about appropriate ways of approaching complex systems.
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- Nature can produce complex structures, even in simple situations, and some simple laws, even in complex situations.
- Use the right level of description to catch the phenomena of interest. Don't model bulldozers with quarks.
- So every good model starts from a question. The modeler should aways pick the right level of detail to answer the question.
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