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Before the advent of quantum mechanics in the early 20th century, most scientists believed that it should be possible to predict the behavior of any object in the universe simply by understanding the behavior of its constituent parts. For instance, if one could write down the equations of motion for every atom in a system, it should be possible to solve those equations (with the aid of a sufficiently large computing device) and make accurate predictions about that system’s future. However, there are some systems that defy this notion. Consider a living cell, which consists mostly of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen along with other trace elements. We can study these components individually without ever imagining how combining them in just the right way can lead to something as complex and wonderful as a living organism! Thus, we can consider life to be an emergent property of what is essentially an accumulation of constituent parts that are somehow organized in a very precise way. This course lets you explore the concept of emergence using examples from materials science, mathematics, biology, physics, and neuroscience to illustrate how ordinary components when brought together can collectively yield unexpected, surprising behaviors. Note: The fractal image (Sierpinkski Triangle) depicted on the course home page was generated by a software application called XaoS 3.4, which is distributed by the Free Software Foundation under a GNU General Public License. Upon completing this course, you will be able to: 1. Explain the difference in assumptions between an emergent versus reductive approach to science. 2. Explain why the reductivist approach is understood by many to be inadequate as a means of describing and predicting complex systems. 3. Describe how the length scale used to examine a phenomenon can contribute to how you analyze and understand it. 4. Explain why the search for general principles that explain emergent phenomena make them an active locus of scientific investigation. 5. Discuss examples of emergent phenomena and explain why they are classified as emergent....
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Welcome - Let's Get Started

In this module we'll introduce the concept of emergence and provide an orientation to how this course will proceed. ...
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3 个视频(共 13 分钟), 3 个阅读材料
Video3 个视频
Video Introduction: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Part 1分钟
Video Introduction: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Part 21分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
Welcome Message10分钟
Course Overview10分钟
Thank you to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center!2分钟

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The Mystery of Foam

Can a substance be both a solid and a liquid? In this module we’ll take a close look at our first emergent phenomena, complex fluids....
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4 个视频(共 28 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video4 个视频
Video: The Mystery of Foam12分钟
Video: Foam and Sand10分钟
Video: Sand Demonstration2分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
Module Overview10分钟
Further Reading: Emergent Phenomena10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Module 2 Quiz10分钟

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Chaotic Dynamics

Are seemingly random events truly random? In this module, we'll examine ways that deterministic processes can produce the appearance of randomness....
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7 个视频(共 56 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video7 个视频
Video: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Chaos Part 21分钟
Video: Introduction to Chaotic Dynamics4分钟
Video: What causes chaotic behavior?15分钟
Video: The principles of chaotic dynamics9分钟
Video: Chaotic Dynamics and Fractals9分钟
Video: Don Saari Interview14分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
Module Overview10分钟
Further Reading: Web Resources on Chaotic Dynamics and Fractals10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Module 3 Quiz12分钟

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Pattern Formation and Systems Biology

Have you ever wondered why tigers have spots and leopards have spots? This module helps to explain how these and other patterns form in nature....
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8 个视频(共 69 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video8 个视频
Video: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Pattern Formation Part 22分钟
Video: Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - Pattern Formation Part 31分钟
Video: Patterns in One Dimension14分钟
Video: Turing12分钟
Video: How Plants Grow11分钟
Video: Fred Wan Interview13分钟
Video: Jun Allard Interview9分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
Module Overview10分钟
Further Reading: Web Resources on Biological Pattern Formation10分钟
Quiz1 个练习
Module 4 Quiz8分钟
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创建者 JEJan 9th 2018

An excellent explanation of a daily growing matter of science and research. I encourage everyone interested in a groundbreaking view of science, to take this course.

创建者 RVMay 8th 2017

i enjoyed all the different modules. I recommend they add more explanation to the chaos game assignment.

讲师

Michael Dennin

Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Physics; Office of Teaching and Learning

Jun Allard

Assistant Professor
Mathematics

Donald Saari

UCI Distinguished Professor of Economics and Mathematics
Economics; Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences

Andrea Nicholas

Lecturer PSOE
Neurobiology & Behavior

Fred Y.M. Wan

Professor
Mathematics

Siddharth A. Parameswaran

Assistant Professor
Physics and Astronomy

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