Chapter 7: Mechanisms in Programs and Nature

Section 9: Origins of Simple Behavior

Previous approaches [to complexity] Uniformity in frequency Repetition in numbers Repetition in continuous systems Examples of nesting Nesting in numbers Nested lists [Nesting in] phase transitions Self-organized criticality [Nesting in] random walks [Overall] structure of algorithms Origins of localized structures

From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]