Multiscale variety in complex systems

  title={Multiscale variety in complex systems},
  author={Yaneer Bar-Yam},
The Law of Requisite Variety is a mathematical theorem relating the number of control states of a system to the number of variations in control that is necessary for effective response. The Law of Requisite Variety does not consider the components of a system and how they must act together to respond effectively. Here we consider the additional requirement of scale of response and the effect of coordinated versus uncoordinated response as a key attribute of complex systems. The components of a… CONTINUE READING

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