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Wilson, A. G. (Alan Geoffrey) 1939-

Overview
Works: 374 works in 875 publications in 4 languages and 8,488 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HT166, 309.2620184
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Most widely held works about A. G Wilson
 
Most widely held works by A. G Wilson
Mathematics for geographers and planners by A. G Wilson( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban and regional models in geography and planning by A. G Wilson( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entropy in urban and regional modelling by A. G Wilson( Book )

29 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1970, this groundbreaking investigation into Entropy in Urban and Regional Modelling provides an extensive and detailed insight into the entropy maximising method in the development of a whole class of urban and regional models. The book has its origins in work being carried out by the author in 1966, when he realised that the well-known gravity model could be derived on the basis of an analogy with statistical, rather than Newtonian, mechanics. Subsequent investigation demonstrated that the entropy maximising method
Spatial population analysis by P. H Rees( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catastrophe theory and bifurcation : applications to urban and regional systems by A. G Wilson( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical models have long been used by geographers and regional scientists to explore the working of urban and regional systems, via a system where the equilibrium point changes slowly and smoothly as the parameters change slowly and smoothly. However, this all changed with the advent of catastrophe theory and bifurcation, which enabled the development of models where a quite sudden change in the position of the equilibrium point results from a slow, small, smooth change in one or more parameters. First published in 1981, this reissue of
Models of cities and regions : theoretical and empirical developments( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematical methods in human geography and planning by A. G Wilson( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography and the environment : systems analytical methods by A. G Wilson( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patterns and processes in urban and regional systems by Regional Science Association( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban and regional planning by A. G Wilson( Book )

17 editions published in 1971 in English and Italian and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers in urban and regional analysis by A. G Wilson( Book )

11 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Optimization in locational and transport analysis( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modelling the city : performance, policy, and planning by Cristoforo Sergio Bertuglia( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the changing role of urban models in relation to urban well-being and planning problems and offers a ǹew geography of performance indicators' for the public and private sector based on principles of spatial interaction
Urban dynamics : designing an integrated model by Cristóforo Sergio Bertuglia( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge power : interdisciplinary education for a complex world by A. G Wilson( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short book offers a map showing the structure of the knowledge space in a contemporary context
Complex spatial systems : the modelling foundations of urban and regional analysis by A. G Wilson( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Urban and regional analysis is presented as one of the great social science challenges of the century. A number of perspectives are drawn together for the first time: a comprehensive systems perspective, an interdisciplinary approach, a comprehensive review of the classical modelling approaches, a dynamic mathematical modelling paradigm to provide foundations, a powerful set of tools for model building and problem solving, connections to complexity theory, and a future research agenda."--BOOK JACKET
Explorations in urban and regional dynamics : a case study in complexity science by Joel Dearden( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The task of modelling the evolution of cities--the dynamics--is one of the major challenges of the social sciences. This book presents mathematical and computer models of urban and regional dynamics and shows how advances in computer visualisation provide new insights. Models of nonlinear systems in general have three characteristics: multiple equilibria, 'path dependence' over time and phase transitions--that is abrupt change at critical parameter values. These phenomena all exhibit themselves in reality and it is an ongoing task to match model-based analysis with real phenomena. There are three key features of cities and regions to be represented in models: activities at a location--residence, health, education, work and shopping; flows between locations--spatial interaction; and the structures that carry these activities--uildings, transport and communications networks. Spatial interaction and many elements of activities' location can be modelled by statistical averaging procedures which are related to Boltzmann's methods in statistical mechanics. This is whilst the evolution of structure can be represented in equations that connect to the Lotka-Volterra equations in ecology. Within this broad framework, alternative approaches can be brought to bear. This book uses entropy-maximising versions of spatial interaction models. The authors explore the dynamics in more detail, using advanced visualization techniques. These ideas have wide potential uses and the book illustrates this with applications in history and archaeology"--
Global dynamics : approaches from complexity science( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world model: economies, trade, migration, security and development aid. This bookprovides the analytical capability to understand and explore the dynamics of globalisation. It is anchored in economic input-output models of over 200 countries and their relationships through trade, migration, security and development aid. The tools of complexity science are brought to bear and mathematical and computer models are developed both for the elements and for an integrated whole. Models are developed at a variety of scales ranging from the global and international trade through a European model of inter-sub-regional migration to piracy in the Gulf and the London riots of 2011. The models embrace the changing technology of international shipping, the impacts of migration on economic development along with changing patterns of military expenditure and development aid. A unique contribution is the level of spatial disaggregation which presents each of 200+ countries and their mutual interdependencies - along with some finer scale analyses of cities and regions. This is the first global model which offers this depth of detail with fully work-out models, these provide tools for policy making at national, European and global scales. Global dynamics: -Presents in depth models of global dynamics. -Provides a world economic model of 200+ countries and their interactions through trade, migration, security and development aid. -Provides pointers to the deployment of analytical capability through modelling in policy development. -Features a variety of models that constitute a formidable toolkit for analysis and policy development. -Offers a demonstration of the practicalities of complexity science concepts. This book is for practitioners and policy analysts as well as those interested in mathematical model building and complexity science as well as advanced undergraduate and postgraduate level students
Approaches to geo-mathematical modelling : new tools for complexity science by A. G Wilson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geo-mathematical modelling: models from complexity science Sir Alan Wilson, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London Mathematical and computer models for a complexity science tool kit Geographical systems are characterised by locations, activities at locations, interactions between them and the infrastructures that carry these activities and flows. They can be described at a great variety of scales, from individuals and organisations to countries. Our understanding, often partial, of these entities, and in many cases this understanding is represented in theories and associated mathematical models. In this book, the main examples are models that represent elements of the global system covering such topics as trade, migration, security and development aid together with examples at finer scales. This provides an effective toolkit that can not only be applied to global systems, but more widely in the modelling of complex systems. All complex systems involve nonlinearities involving path dependence and the possibility of phase changes and this makes the mathematical aspects particularly interesting. It is through these mechanisms that new structures can be seen to 'emerge', and hence the current notion of 'emergent behaviour'. The range of models demonstrated include account-based models and biproportional fitting, structural dynamics, space-time statistical analysis, real-time response models, Lotka-Volterra models representing 'war', agent-based models, epidemiology and reaction-diffusion approaches, game theory, network models and finally, integrated models. Geo-mathematical modelling: -Presents mathematical models with spatial dimensions. -Provides representations of path dependence and phase changes. -Illustrates complexity science using models of trade, migration, security and development aid. -Demonstrates how generic models from the complexity science tool kit can each be applied in a variety of situations This book is for practitioners and researchers in applied mathematics, geography, economics, and interdisciplinary fields such as regional science and complexity science. It can also be used as the basis of a modelling course for postgraduate students
The science of cities and regions : lectures on mathematical model design by A. G Wilson( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Alan Wilson British mathematician and social scientist

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Wilson, Alan Geoffrey 1939-

Languages
English (257)

Russian (3)

Italian (2)

French (1)

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Catastrophe theory and bifurcation : applications to urban and regional systemsModelling the city : performance, policy, and planningUrban dynamics : designing an integrated modelKnowledge power : interdisciplinary education for a complex worldComplex spatial systems : the modelling foundations of urban and regional analysis