## Slides from Lectures:

Below is a tentative list of the lecture slide sets for this semester. Slides will become available as the semester progresses.

The slides are clickable pdf's, with links to relevant articles and web pages, section links in the sidebar, and navigation icons at the bottom of each slide. The reference section for each set of slides includes links to papers, and superscript citation numbers link to the reference section as well (please let me know if any links behave badly).

If you want a printed copy, the handouts provide condensed and collapsed versions of the slides.

The `lecture' pdf's include all the incremental reveals whereas the `slides' pdf's have flattened frames and are better for reading online.

- Overview of complex systems:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Some suggestions for projects:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Power-law size distributions:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Scaling:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- A touch of Zipf:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions
I, including randomness:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions
II, including Herbert Simon's and Benoît Mandelbrot's
ideas:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Percolation, criticality, and phase transitions:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Robustness, Fragility, and Scaling:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Shocks and Memory:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Dragon Kings:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Lognormals and other impediments to universality:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Language evolution:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Overview of complex networks:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Contagion-at-large and biological contagion:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Social contagion:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Personality distributions:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Voting and the role of social construction in
creating superstars:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Complexification, the Arrow of Complexity, and the
Big Transitions:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

#### Additional topics and extra lectures:

- Sociotechnical Phenomena—computation and
algorithms:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Scale free networks:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Small world networks:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Cooperation:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Prediction:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Collective Intelligence:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Benford's law:

[slides] (10 pages);

[handout] (2 pages);

[lecture] (20 pages).

- Cities:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Entropy:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Information theory:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Generalized contagion:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

- Chaotic contagion:

[slides] [handout] [lecture]

#### Collected course bibliography:

- [slides] [handout] [lecture]

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