An Introduction to Complex Systems

Paul Fieguth


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Chapter 2: Global Warming

Historic Atmospheric CO2 Data from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administriation (NOAA)
Ocean Acidification Data from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administriation (NOAA)

Chapter 3: Systems Theory

Example 3.5: Tables of EROEI estimates
Example 3.7: Data on global energy flows

Chapter 4: Dynamic SystemsExample 3.7:

Figure 4.7: Historic Atmospheric CO2 Data from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administriation (NOAA)
Figure 4.7: S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index data
Example 4.3: Data from the University of Waterloo Weather Station
Case Study 4: Data from NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
Case Study 4: Ocean / Tide height data from Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Case Study 4: Sea Level data from CSIRO

Chapter 5: Linear Systems

Table 5.1: Original and simplified/rounded dynamic matrices for tropical rainforest ecology

Chapter 6: Nonlinear Dynamic Systems — Uncoupled

Figure 6.21: Temperature and Climate data

Chapter 9: Power Laws and Non-Gaussian Systems

Figure 9.4: Forbes -- The World's Billionaires
Figure 9.4: List of words and occurrence in this textbook
Figure 9.4: Lists of Earthquakes
Figure 9.4: Journal Paper citation statistics for Computer Science from CiteSeer
Figure 9.8: Canadian Business wealth data
Figure 9.8: List of words and occurrence in Chapter 5 of this textbook
Example 9.2: DJIA history
Example 9.3: Data from the University of Waterloo Weather Station Example 9.5: Lists of City Populations from CityMayors.com>/a> and WorldAtlas.com
Example 9.5: GDP by State and City

Chapter 11: Observation and Inference

Figure 11.15: Data from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR)
Problem 11.11: Sample interferometric data of Mount Etna is available as a TIF image or Matlab array

Chapter 12: Water

Section 12.1: Ocean Acidification Data from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administriation (NOAA)