Universal Science of Complexity: Consistent Understanding of Ecological, Living and Intelligent System Dynamics

Kirilyuk, Andrei P.
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A major challenge of interdisciplinary description of complex system behaviour is whether real systems of higher complexity levels can be understood with at least the same degree of objective, "scientific" rigour and universality as "simple" systems of classical, Newtonian science paradigm. The problem is reduced to that of arbitrary, many-body interaction (unsolved in standard theory). Here we review its causally complete solution, the ensuing concept of complexity and applications. The discovered key properties of dynamic multivaluedness and entanglement give rise to a qualitatively new kind of mathematical structure providing the exact version of real system behaviour. The extended mathematics of complexity contains the truly universal definition of dynamic complexity, randomness (chaoticity), classification of all possible dynamic regimes, and the unifying principle of any system dynamics and evolution, the universal symmetry of complexity. Every real system has a non-zero (and actually high) value of unreduced dynamic complexity determining, in particular, "mysterious" behaviour of quantum systems and relativistic effects causally explained now as unified manifestations of complex interaction dynamics. The observed differences between various systems are due to different regimes and levels of their unreduced dynamic complexity. We outline applications of universal concept of dynamic complexity emphasising cases of "truly complex" systems from higher complexity levels (ecological and living systems, brain operation, intelligence and consciousness, autonomic information and communication systems) and show that the urgently needed progress in social and intellectual structure of civilisation inevitably involves qualitative transition to unreduced complexity understanding (we call it "revolution of complexity").
Comment: 13 pages, 28 eqs, 15 refs; Invited talk at the International Conference "Describing Complex Systems 2006" (Brijuni Islands, 12-14 June 2006), see http://decos.znanost.org; Russian translation is published in Nanosystems, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies 11(4) (2013) 679-700, see http://www.imp.kiev.ua/nanosys/en/articles/2013/4/nano_vol11_iss4_p0679p0700_2013_abstract.html
Physics - General Physics