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.
Emergent Phenomena in Science and Everyday Life
About this Course
Approx. 15 hours to complete
Approx. 15 hours to complete
Michael DenninProfessor of Physics and Astronomy; Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
University of California, Irvine
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TOP REVIEWS FROM EMERGENT PHENOMENA IN SCIENCE AND EVERYDAY LIFE
Could have been more mathematical. And could have included a section on space-time, since it's been a while that the notion of emergent space-time has entered the theoretical discussions.
Good sampler course for those curious about emergent patterns across a variety of fields. Casual and fun, although the focus on peer graded assessments somewhat detract from it.
i enjoyed all the different modules. I recommend they add more explanation to the chaos game assignment.
It's a good course to get acquainted with first hand information about studies in emergent phenomena
Has new things I never thought about before. Really interesting.
Very good none technical introduction to emergent phenomena.
I've learned a lot about emergent phenomena on this course.
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