Self-similarity. What a mind-bender. 🙂
A concept related to Complex adaptive systems, and a distinguishing property from that of multi-agent systems.
This very brief blog post relates to my study of CCK11 and my attempt to understand self-similarity through my own example.
So, here is my example of self-similarity based on the examples provided in the Wikipedia article.
If you consider at a large scale, we have systems such as solar systems where planetary bodies orbit a central star. Many of these exist forming the universe. At the chemical level, we have systems where electrons orbit a central atom/nucleus. These chemicals too are the building blocks of the universe. At a different scale, they are the same thing.
Have I understood self-similarity by this example?