Volume 74, Number 5, June 2006
|Page(s)||923 - 929|
|Section||Interdisciplinary physics and related areas of science and technology|
|Published online||05 May 2006|
Multi-agent complex systems and many-body physics
Physics Department, Oxford University - Oxford, OX1 3PU, UK
2 Mathematics Department, Oxford University - Oxford, OX1 2EL, UK
3 Department of Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
Accepted: 10 April 2006
Multi-agent complex systems comprising populations of decision-making particles, have many potential applications across the biological, informational and social sciences. We show that the time-averaged dynamics in such systems bear a striking resemblance to conventional many-body physics. For the specific example of the Minority Game, this analogy enables us to obtain analytic expressions which are in excellent agreement with numerical simulations.
PACS: 87.23.Ge – Dynamics of social systems / 73.21.-b – Electron states and collective excitations in multilayers, quantum wells, mesoscopic, and nanoscale systems / 87.23.-n – Ecology and evolution
© EDP Sciences, 2006
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