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Exploring Chaos (91 Edition)

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In this collection of front-line reports, edited for the general reader, internationally recognized experts trace the roots of chaos in modern science and mathematics.

Synopsis:

Chaos Theory is giving scientists fresh insights into all sorts of unruly phenomena--from dripping faucets to swinging pendulums, from the vagaries of the weather to the movements of the planets, from heart rhythms to gold futures.

Table of Contents

Chaos : a science for the real world / Ian Percival — Chaos in the swing of a pendulum / David Tritton — An experiment with mathematics / Franco Vivaldi — Portraits of chaos / Ian Stewart — Turbulent times for fluids / Tom Mullin — A weather eye on unpredictability / Tim Palmer — The chaotic rhythms of life / Robert May — Is the solar system stable? / Carl Murray — Clocks and chaos in chemistry / Stephen Scott — Fractals : a geometry of nature / Benoit Mandelbrot — Fractals, reflections and distortions / Caroline Series — Chaos, catastrophes and engineering / Allan McRobie and Michael Thompson — Chaos on the circuit board / Jim Lesurf — Chaos on the trading floor / Robert Savit — Quantum physics on the edge of chaos / Michael Berry — A random walk in arithmetic / Gregory Chaitin — Chaos, entropy and the arrow of time / Peter Coveney — Is the universe a machine? / Paul Davies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393312263
Subtitle:
A Guide to the New Science of Disorder
Editor:
Hall, Nina
Author:
Hall, Nina
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
System Theory
Subject:
Chaotic Behavior in Systems
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
82
Publication Date:
19940917
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25x6.16x.76 in. .86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Chaos Theory is giving scientists fresh insights into all sorts of unruly phenomena--from dripping faucets to swinging pendulums, from the vagaries of the weather to the movements of the planets, from heart rhythms to gold futures.
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