Modularity

Modularity

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Modularity is a general systems concept, typically defined as a continuum describing the degree to which a system's components may be separated and recombined. It refers to both the tightness of coupling between components, and the degree to which the "rules" of the system architecture enable (or prohibit) the mixing and matching of components. Its use, however, can vary somewhat by context: In biology, modularity refers to the concept that organisms or metabolic pathways are composed of modules. In nature, modularity refers to the construction of a cellular organism by joining together standardized units to form larger compositions, as for example, the hexagonal cells in a honeycomb. In the Five Principles of New Media as defined by Lev Manovich, modularity covers the principle that new media is composed of modules or self-sufficient parts of the overall media object. In the study of networks, modularity (networks) is a benefit function that measures the quality of a division of a network into groups or communities. In ecology, modularity is considered a key factor - along with diversity and feedback - in supporting resilience.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Junct
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136773457
  • 9786136773452