From: Vincent Campbell (VCampbell@dmu.ac.uk)
Date: Mon 03 Mar 2003 - 09:57:33 GMT
For some more pop science that refers more strongly to the full mathematics
behind such ideas, see Buchanan's 'Nexus'. There's also the works by Watts,
Strogatz, and Barabasi respecitvely (although I don't recall off the top of
my head their titles).
> From: Alan Patrick
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> Subject: Flamingoes & Tipping Points
> > But
> > changes in the spirit of the times are as difficult to explain as those
> > immense flocks of birds you see sitting on some great African lake,
> > hundreds of thousands of them at a time, till all of a sudden,
> > successively, they fly up and turn in a specific direction. One can
> > analyze which bird started it and how it became this incredible rush.
> > you see is the result."
> Ignoring the rest of the email, this is an example of the "tipping point"
> action. Does anyone have any good views on the maths of how this works - I
> know some A-Life researchers are looking at it, and there has ben a
> science book on the subjet, but I'm still not clear on the way it works.
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