- Week 8 (starting October 15) is a non-assignment week, and there will be no office hours.
Normal service will resume the week after.

- Everything you need to know about the first talks:
PoCSologists,

Short pitch presentations will be held on Thursday, October 18, and Tuesday, October 23 if needed.

The format will be a mini-conference

session with each person presenting for two (2) minutes.

Here's what you need to know and do:

First: If you have not already done so,

please email me your topic choices, and if you are

working in a group or not. Feel free to talk in Slack about possible projects. Pitch your idea and recruit people to your team.

Teams of 2 to 3 are strongly encouraged (4 is too many, 1 is totally okay).

Send your information as the start of the draft

of your project report with the usual naming convention

with one twist:

CSYS300project-[firstname]-[lastname]-YYYY-MM-DD.pdf

where the date is the current date

e.g.,

CSYS300project-michael-palin-2018-10-18.pdf

At this point, you just need a title but you are welcome to add more.

If a topic is already taken and I catch this, I'll let you know.

Below are instructions for the talks and how to name your slides.

A randomized order will be delivered by email as well (if you are part of a group and I don't have this indicated, please let me know).

These talks always prove to be interesting, diverse, and fun; the

feedback I've received in the past has been that students greatly

enjoy hearing about each others' topics.

We will not be recording these talks.

Okay, here's the plan for these first talks---please read!:

1.0 Talks will be 2 minutes long.

1.1 Your mission is to:

(a) Clearly state the problem/area you're going to investigate;

(b) Why it's interesting;

and

(c) What you plan to do for the remainder of the semester.

Please also introduce yourself in a sentence or two (name + your field).

1.1b Talks should absolutely be PG and respectful of others.

1.2 If you are part of a group, you will need to speak for 2 minutes

each. Please coordinate your talk with your fellow group members.

2. We will have to move quickly between talks (< 30 seconds) so please

know when you're up and be prepared to swap over.

3. Slides: Mandatory. The number should be 1 to 3 per speaker. More can work but certainly not, say, 20, unless you have a sequence of stunningly beautiful pictures that will somehow help your story. Your assessment will in part be based on your slides.

4. Please email me your slides some time before the lecture in

which you are talking. The night before would be great but

I will be able to accept them before 11 am on the Thursday.

Naming convention:

nnCSYS300project-firsttalk-$firstname-$lastname-2018-10-18.pdf

where the leading

nn = your talk number, including a padded 0 if needed

Examples:

07CSYS300project-firsttalk-michael-palin-2018-10-18.pdf

07CSYS300project-firsttalk-michael-palin-2018-10-18.pptx

My machine will handle Powerpoint (it uses a pair of tongs

and rubber gloves to do so) but highly fancy Powerpoint presentations made

on a Windows machine may not transfer perfectly.

If you are feeling up for Beamer/LaTeX, I highly encourage it.

Anything that ends up as a pdf should be fine.

5. Practice! These are short talks so you can run through

them a number of times to straighten everything out.

- PoCS 2019 is now a closed book. Thanks for reading. This site will stay up for archival purposes (unless something goes horribly wrong which, of course, is a certainty).
Instructions for the semester are archived below.

- Absorbables: Stories, Contagious Stories, and Complexification
(Consume for Week 15, Sessions 1 and 2, Tuesday, April 30, and Thursday, May 2)
**Slides:**

Stories

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/complex-networks/slides/stories/

Contagious Stories

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/complex-networks/slides/contagious-stories/

Complexification

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/complex-networks/slides/complexification/**Videos:**

Three last pieces:

29a: The stories of stories (1:57:20)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/29a/

31a: The Secret of Fame: How to make things spread. (13:04)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/31a/

32a: Complexification (25:33)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/32a/

- Assignment "Pillows and Blankets"
Available here:

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/assignments/10/

Due on Friday, April 26, by 11:59 pm.

- Absorbables: Happiness and Fame
(Consume for Week 14, Sessions 1 and 2, Tuesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 25)
**Slides:**

Finish off any leftover happiness and then move onto fame:

Happiness

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/complex-networks/slides/happiness/

Voting and superstardom

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/voting/**Videos:**

Happiness videos are most easily found on the slides page linked to above.

30a: Why superstars are social constructions. (1:11:26)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/30a/

- Assignment "Competitive Wine Tasting"
Available here:

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/assignments/09/

Due on Friday, April 19, by 11:59 pm.

- Absorbables: Happiiness
(Consume for Week 13, Sessions 1 and 2, Tuesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 18)
**Slides:**

Happiness

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/complex-networks/slides/happiness/**Videos:**

Quite a few: 19g through 23m, listed on the slides page above.

Note: Working on making playlists.

- Absorbables: Social Contagion
(Consume for Week 12, Sessions 1 and 2, Tuesday, April 9, and Thursday, April 11)
**Slides:**

Social contagion

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/social-contagion/**Videos:**

Just one lecture this week:

28a: More insights into social contagion network models. (1:18:42)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/28a/

- Absorbables: Social Contagion (Consume for Week 11, Sessions 1 and 2, Tuesday, April 2, and Thursday, April 4)
**Slides:**

Social contagion

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/social-contagion/**Videos:**

26a: Social contagion—Why things spread (1:16:31)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/26a/

27a: Threshold models of social contagion. (1:18:59)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/27a/

- Assignment "Intro to Political Science"
Available here:

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/assignments/08/

Due on Friday, April 12, by 11:59 pm.

- Absorbables: Contagion
(Consume for Week 10, Sessions 1 and 2, Tuesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 28)
**Slides:**

Contagion-at-large and biological contagion

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/biological-contagion/**Videos:**

24a: Contagion—the unpredictability of pandemics. (1:17:52)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/24a/

25a: Modeling pandemics, then on to social contagion. (1:15:26)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/25a/

- Absorbables: Scale-Free Networks
(Consume for Week 9, Session 1, Tuesday, March 19)
Note: No Session 2 for Week 9 as Week 8 was an overload.

**Slides:**

Scale-free Networks

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/scale-free-networks/**Videos:**

23a: Scale-free networks—Mechanisms and universality (1:11:30)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/23a/

- Absorbables: Small-World Networks
(Consume for Week 8, Session 2, Thursday, March 7)
**Slides:**

Small-world networks

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/small-world-networks/**Videos:**

Last part of:

20a: The structure of generalized random networks. (1:15:18)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/20a/

21a: Small-world experiments—finding people and balloons. (1:15:35)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/21a/

22a: The theory of finding things in small-world networks. (1:14:25)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/22a/

- Absorbables: Random Networks
(Consume for Week 8, Session 1, Tuesday, March 5)
**Slides:**

Generalized random networks

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/random-networks/**Videos:**

19a: Random networks: the pure imagined and the impure real. (1:17:05)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/19a/

20a: The structure of generalized random networks. (1:15:18)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/20a/

- Absorbables: Lognormals and then Complex Networks
(Consume for Week 7, Session 2, Thursday, February 28)
**Slides:**

Lognormals and other Bitter Disappointments

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/lognormals/

Overview of complex networks

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/complex-networks/

Properties of complex networks

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/network-properties/**Videos:**

16a: Other tails and onward with complex networks (1:17:30)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/16a/

17a: Taxonomy and features of complex networks. (1:15:59)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/17a/

18a: Some key properties of complex networks. (1:13:33)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/18a/

- Absorbables: Optimal Facility Location
(Consume for Week 7, Session 1, Tuesday, February 26)
**Slides:**

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/supplynetworks-3/

Optimal Supply Networks III: Networks connecting many sources to many sinks.**Videos:**

14i: Where to put your hospitals and coffee shops: Optimal facility allocation (20:05)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/14i/

15a: How to locate facilities and the centrality of Cincinnati (1:08:28)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/15a/

- Absorbables: Robustness
(Consume for Week 6, Session 2, Thursday, February 21)
**Slides:**

Robustness, Fragility, and Scaling

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/robustness/

Optimal Supply Networks III: Networks connecting many sources to many sinks

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/supplynetworks-3/**Videos**:

13j: Narrative causality (2:39)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/13j/

13k: No design versus strong design (2:42)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/13k/

14d: HOT model: Theoretical analysis (7:43)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/14d/

14e: Self-organized criticality (SOC) (sounds great but doesn't hold up) (8:11)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/14e/

14f: Long-grained rice and Not How Nature Really Works (3:35)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/14f/

14g: HOT vs SOC (2:45)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/14g/

14h: COLD theory + summing up (4:51)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/14h/**Optional**

14b: The Lexicocalorimeter (and maps) (12:44)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/1/

- Absorbables: Robustness
(Consume for Week 6, Session 1)
**Slides:**

Robustness, Fragility, and Scaling

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/robustness/**Videos**:

12m: Intro to robustness (7:29)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/12m/

13e: Robustness: Overview (4:23)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/13e/

13f: HOT model: Intro (5:17)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/13f/

13g: HOT model: Features (3:26)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/13g/

13h: Forest fire toy model outline (12:26)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/13h/

13i: Forest fire toy model example: Detailed consideration (24:26)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/13i/**Optional**

13l: Fires: Saving a bunny (1:08)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/13l/

- Absorbables: Fundamentals of Complex Systems
(Consume for Week 5, Session 2)
**Slides:**

A few fundamentals of complex systems

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/fundamentals/**Videos**:

11h: Emergence (9:31)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/11h/

11i: Schelling's model, Nicky Case's viz (8:19)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/11i/

11j: Emergence of taste (4:19)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/11j/

11k: Hotdogs and financial disasters (0:41)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/11k/

11l: Words and stories (1:32)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/11l/

12e: Emergence, weak and strong (3:03)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/12e/

12f: Limits of Science (pt 1) (2:43)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/12f/

12g: Self-organization (1:30)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/12g/

12h: Tools and techniques (1:45)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/12h/

12i: The gold standard science of cat-lapping (2:20)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/12i/

12j: Intro to statistical mechanics with examples of percolation and magnets (16:22)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/12j/

12k: Phase diagrams, 3d is hard, nutshell (8:05)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/12k/

12l: Limits of science (pt 2), slow TV (11:52)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/12l/**Optional**

Episode 13a: Guardian cryptic No 27,632 (5:00)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/13a/

Episode 13b: Banksy, shredding for fame (3:08)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/13b/

- Absorbables: Fundamentals of Complex Systems (Consume for Week 5, Session 1)
**Slides:**

Benford's law

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/benfordslaw/

A Few Fundamentals of Complex Systems

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/fundamentals/**Videos**:

Episode 10e: Benford's Law (11:54)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10e/

10f: Fundamentals: Data (11:46)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10f/

10g: Fundamentals: Measurement, Instruments (8:17)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10g/

10h: Data Angry. Data Smash (0:49)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10h/

10i: Science fails to record how it fails (1:38)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10i/

10j: The end limits of measurement (1:45)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10j/

10k: Being a scientist, word-wise (0:45)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10k/

10l: Mismeasurement of complexity (pt 1) (7:22)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10l/

11f: Mismeasurement of complexity (pt 2) (11:55)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/11f/

11g: The Office and The Good Place and measuring personality (1:03)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/11g/**Optional**

10a: Aussie Rules totally rules (6:00)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10a/

10b: Seal assault with octopus (1:33)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10b/

10d: Social change and bots for followers on Twitter (19:53)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/10d/

- Absorbables: Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions: Part 2, continued, and Part 3 (Consume for Week 4, Session 2)
**Slides:**

Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions: Part 2

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/power-law-mechanisms-2/

Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions: Part 3

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/power-law-mechanisms-3/**Videos**:

09a: Simon's model recap (3:47)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09a/

09c: First mover advantage (11:47)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09c/

09d: Analysis of first moverness (5:33)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09d/

09e: It's a pyramid scheme (3:20)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09e/

09f: Rank variability is high (2:23)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09f/

09g: Self-referential citation data (2:54)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09g/

09h: Rich-get-richer's everywhereness (10:38)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09h/

09i: Intro to Mandelbrot's optimality (3:55)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09i/

09j: Mandelbrot versus Simon: There can be only one theory. (3:20)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09j/

09k: Mandelbrot's optimality model (16:45)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09k/

09l: Complaints about Mandelbrot's argument. (2:22)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09l/

09m: More complaints about Mandelbrot's argument. (3:38)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09m/

09n: Simon versus Mandelbrot: Who wins? (3:47)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09n/

12a: Help for Mandelbrot's optimization (3:14)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/12a/**Optional**

09b: Pratchett with bag (1:26)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/09b/

- Absorbables: Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions: Part 2 (Consume for Week 4, Session 1)
**Slides:**

Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions: Part 2

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/power-law-mechanisms-2/**Videos**:

08c: Intro to Simon vs Mandebrot and the mechanism of rich-get-richerness (6:35)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08c/

08d: Observations of Zipfery, 1910 on (12:13)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08d/

08e: Herbert Simon #awesomeness (2:18)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08e/

08f: Toy model of rich-get-richer (14:51)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08f/

08g: Observations about our toy model (7:10)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08g/

08h: Krugman's math woes (1:34)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08h/

08i: We work through an analysis (14:37)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08i/

08j: What we find: Micro-to-macro story and surprising agreement with reality (8:30)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08j/

08k: An appraisal of catchphrases (3:53)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08k/**Optional**

08a: Cryptic crosswords (3:52)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08a/

08b: Pratchett eats greenery (0:42)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/08b/

- Absorbables: Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions: Part 1, continued (Consume for Week 3, Session 2)
**Slides:**

Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions: Part 1

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/power-law-mechanisms-1/

Zipfian measurements

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/zipfian-data/**Videos**:

07f: Diffusion on finite spaces, networks (5:09)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/07f/

07g: Scaling relations, river networks (12:22)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/07g/

07h: Death, failure, generalizations of random walks (3:54)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/07h/

07i: Scaling and variable transfiguration (6:11)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/07i/

07j: When the TARDIS malfunctions (3:44)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/07j/

07k: PLIPLO is a NO NO (2:05)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/0jk/

07l: Zipf and his data (10:18)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/0jl/**Optional**

Episode 06a: Cryptographs (3:14)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06a/

Episode 06b: Scaling in language evolution (5:22)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06b/

- Absorbables: Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions: Part 1 (Consume for Week 3, Session 1)
**Slides:**

Mechanisms leading to power-law size distributions: Part 1

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/power-law-mechanisms-1/**Videos**:

06k: Department of Random Walks (7:10)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06k/

06l: Mean and variance for Random Walks (5:56)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06l/

06m: Plinko (2:46)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06m/

06n: Counting walks and the Central Limit Theorem (10:40)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06n/

06o: Applied knot theory for ties (2:18)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06o/

07b: Bean box, tweet success (2:54)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/07b/

07c: Random walk recap (3:39)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/07c/

07d: Pascal's and others' triangle (5:10)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/07d/

07e: The First Return problem (16:24)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/07e/

- Absorbables: Power-law size distributions (Consume for Week 2, Session 2)
**Slides:**

Power-law size distributions:

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/power-law-size-distributions/**Videos**:

05e: Estimating wealth distributions (4:12)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/05e/

05f: Not being homo probablisticus (6:38)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/05f/

05g: Girl born on a Tuesday (5:53)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/05g/

05h: More on wealth distributions (6:12)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/05h/

05i: Power-law size distributions (18:36)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/05i/

05j: The man with all the words

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/05j/

05k: A shock of power law size distributions (15:10)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/05k/

06c: Power laws: Lack of scale (6:12)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06c/

06d: Mean, moments, variance (5:21)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06d/

06e: Maximum sample scaling (3:21)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06e/

06f: Complementary Cumulative Distribution Functions (CCDFs) (4:24)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06f/

06g: Boggoracle: Zipf's Law with bonus vice cream recipe (1:10)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06g/

06h: Zipf's Law and CCDFs (9:13)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06h/

06i: Zipf's law in chess (1:50)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06i/

06j: Our Don Bradman (2:32)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06j/

- Absorbables: Scaling (Consume for Week 2, Session 1)
**Slides:**

Scaling:

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/scaling/**Videos**:

03h: Engines: Horsepower and rpms (0:37)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03h/

03i: Nails (5:12)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03i/

03j: Rowing (0:33)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03j/

03k: Gravity laws (2:35)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03k/

03l: The Buckingham π Theorem (20:36)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03l/

03m: Fluids, nuclear blasts, turbulence (7:43)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03m/

03n: Fractals (2:05)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03n/

03o: Scaling laws for cities (6:33)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03o/

05b: Variant scaling in cities, a darkness (5:00)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/05b/

05c: Coffee shops and hospitals (4:14)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/05c/

05d: Terrorism and learning curves (2:06)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/05d/

06b: Scaling in language evolution (5:22)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/06b/

14c: Moore's law and Wright's law are everywhere (and Pixar) (9:38)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/14c/

- Absorbables: Scaling (Consume for Week 1, Session 2)
**Slides:**

Scaling:

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/scaling/**Videos:**

02e: Introduction to Scaling (10:29)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/02e/

02f: The beautiful scaling of the thinky and connecty parts of the brain (14:31)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/02f/

02g: Koalas are not smart (3:28)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/02g/

02h: Good and bad scaling (2:49)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/02h/

02i: Scale invariance, allometry (6:17)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/02i/

02j: Biology's massive range of sizes (3:47)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/02j/

02k: Babies are weird (2:32)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/02k/

02l: Scaling in lifting, running, swimming, good and bad (5:17)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/02l/

03c: Scaling in biology recap (1:53)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03c/

03d: Quarterology and heartbeats (10:12)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03d/

03e: Insular species numbers (1:20)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03e/

03f: Cancer rates (3:31)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03f/

03g: Maximal animal speed (7:44)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/03g/

- Absorbables: Manifesto (Consume for Week 1, Session 1)
**Slides:**

Manifesto:

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/manifesto/**Videos:**

01k: Manifesto, Part 1 (5:55)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01k/

01l: A cryptograph (5:26)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01l/

02c: Atoms and the Golden Age of Reductionism (8:31)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/02c/

02d: The Manifesto in one slide (11:39)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/02d/

- Absorbables: Intro to the course (Consume for Week 1, Session 1)
**Slides:**

Course overview:

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/slides/overview/**Videos:**

01a: Vermont Complex Systems Center overview (17:06)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01a/

01b: Educational platform (1:29)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01a/

01c: Computational Story Lab (2:57)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01c/

01d: Deliverator History (2:41)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01d/

01e: PoCS details (7:14)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01e/

01f: DodecaPoCS (2:42)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01f/

01g: More PoCS details (4:49)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01g/

01h: Books, Places (7:11)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01h/

01i: Framing, Topics, Projects (18:54)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01i/

01j: The Boggoracle (1:09)

http://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/episodes/01j/

- Office hours:
Tentative plan for the semester:

**Office hours:**Tuesdays, 12 to 12:50 pm; Wednesdays, 1:15 pm to 2:05 pm; Thursdays, 12 to 12:50 pm; all on Teams

- Main instructions:
See Stories for current line up of slides, episodes, and assignments.

Click on closed panels below to revisit past instructions.

- The introductory basics for Online-O-PoCSsters (OOPs):
This is a short note to welcome you to PoCS, Vol 2., now in its 10th Season.

Everything is still fine.

E-v-e-r-y-th-ing.

(PoCS Vols. 1 and 2 are fun-but-very-serious courses.)

Be safe.

Things to know:- The Deliverator has been building the course for many years and has a full set of lecture slides online coupled with a storehouse of clips and lecture-long videos. New videos will be added as needed. And of course, things keep changing in the world and relevant videos may be added throughout the semester.
- The context of PoCS, Vol. 2's 10th Season is the COVID-19 pandemic and the years 2020 and 2021 in general.
- PoCS Vol. 2 is something of a sandbox, with smaller arcs of knowledge building. Branching and supply networks, risk and optimality, textology, and storyology are part of the line up.
- Like every season, we will work to adapt and improve PoCS throughout the semester but acknowledge that everyone involved will be confronting and overcoming new kinds of difficulties.
- Instructions will appear here throughout the semester (you're on the page now):

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/courses/pocs/instructions. - Michael Arnold will be the AD (Assistant Deliverator) for the course.
- The course tweets under the handle @pocsvox. Tweets appear on the instructions page (where you are now). You do not have to follow the Twitter account but it's a good way to hear of updates.
- We will be interacting through Microsoft Teams for the first time (you will be signed up automatically).
- We also have a Slack space for all students in Complex Systems and Data Science courses and programs (invitation will be sent via email).
- Archived versions of all courses are listed here:

https://www.uvm.edu/pdodds/teaching/. - Lists are fun.

Plan for the course:

- We will lay out the course through retellings of Stories of the PoCS.
- Mixtapes (YouTube playlists of clips) will be posted with a "consume by date" in terms of weeks and sessions of the course. Plan on roughly 14 weeks with 2 sessions each (28 sessions total).
- All clips and slides will be stored and organised here and here.
- There will be 10 assignments and 1 project (small groups).
- Sadly, there will be no dioramas this time round. Because 2020.
- Assignments will generally be due on Fridays.
- Grades and assignment submission will work through Blackboard (the only use for the course).
- We will determine when office hours works best for everyone in the first week. We may have to adapt throughout the semester.

As for every edition of PoCS, the Deliverator encourage you to work together in study groups.