Emergent behaviour in large electrical networks

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Many complex systems have emergent behaviour which results from the way in that the components of the system interact, rather than their individual properties. However, it is often unclear as to what this emergent behaviour can be, or inded how large the system should be for such behaviour to arise. In this paper we will address these problems for the specific case of an electrical network comprising a mixture of resistive and reactive elements. Using this model we will show, using some spectral theory, the types of emergent behaviour that we expect and also how large a system we need for this to be observed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApproximation Algorithms for Complex Systems
EditorsE H Georgoulis, A Iske, J Levesley
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9783642168758
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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NameSpringer Proceedings in Mathematics

Bibliographical note

Approximation Algorithms for Complex Systems: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Algorithms for Approximation, Ambleside, UK, 31st August - 4th September 2009


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