Chaos

Chaos Author James Gleick
ISBN-10 9781453210475
Year 2011-03-22
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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The “highly entertaining” New York Times bestseller, which explains chaos theory and the butterfly effect, from the author of The Information (Chicago Tribune). For centuries, scientific thought was focused on bringing order to the natural world. But even as relativity and quantum mechanics undermined that rigid certainty in the first half of the twentieth century, the scientific community clung to the idea that any system, no matter how complex, could be reduced to a simple pattern. In the 1960s, a small group of radical thinkers began to take that notion apart, placing new importance on the tiny experimental irregularities that scientists had long learned to ignore. Miniscule differences in data, they said, would eventually produce massive ones—and complex systems like the weather, economics, and human behavior suddenly became clearer and more beautiful than they had ever been before. In this seminal work of scientific writing, James Gleick lays out a cutting edge field of science with enough grace and precision that any reader will be able to grasp the science behind the beautiful complexity of the world around us. With more than a million copies sold, Chaos is “a groundbreaking book about what seems to be the future of physics” by a writer who has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the author of Time Travel: A History and Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (Publishers Weekly).

Chaos

Chaos Author James Gleick
ISBN-10 0140092501
Year 1988
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Penguin Books
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Explains the meaning and application of chaos--the study of patterns emerging from seemingly random phenomena--and introduces the scientists responsible for major discoveries in this field

Chaos

Chaos Author William K. Wells
ISBN-10 0812510453
Year 1987
Pages 373
Language en
Publisher Tor Books
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Philip Alden, a Hollywood scriptwriter, searches for The Raven, a KGB-trained, CIA-supported, out of control international terrorist to kill him before he wreaks any further havoc

Nature s Chaos

Nature s Chaos Author James Gleick
ISBN-10 9780759521186
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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With 102 spectacular full-color photos, this fascinating "field guide" explores the world's natural disorder.

Genius

Genius Author James Gleick
ISBN-10 9781453210437
Year 2011-02-22
Pages 532
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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An illuminating portrayal of Richard Feynman—a giant of twentieth century physics—from his childhood tinkering with radios, to his vital work on the Manhattan Project and beyond Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started. In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.

Time Travel

Time Travel Author James Gleick
ISBN-10 9780307908803
Year 2016-09-27
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Best Books of 2016 BOSTON GLOBE * THE ATLANTIC From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Information and Chaos comes this enthralling history of time travel—a concept that has preoccupied physicists and storytellers over the course of the last century. James Gleick delivers a mind-bending exploration of time travel—from its origins in literature and science to its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick vividly explores physics, technology, philosophy, and art as each relates to time travel and tells the story of the concept's cultural evolutions—from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who, from Proust to Woody Allen. He takes a close look at the porous boundary between science fiction and modern physics, and, finally, delves into what it all means in our own moment in time—the world of the instantaneous, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.

Complexity

Complexity Author Mitchell M. Waldrop
ISBN-10 9780671872342
Year 1993-09-01
Pages 380
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A look at the rebellious thinkers who are challenging old ideas with their insights into the ways countless elements of complex systems interact to produce spontaneous order out of confusion

Strategic Thinking and the New Science

Strategic Thinking and the New Science Author T. Irene Sanders
ISBN-10 9780684842684
Year 1998-05-05
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Describes how business managers can use scientific concepts to anticipate industrial trends and stay a step ahead of their competitors

Chaos and Fractals

Chaos and Fractals Author Heinz-Otto Peitgen
ISBN-10 9781475747409
Year 2013-06-29
Pages 999
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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For almost ten years chaos and fractals have been enveloping many areas of mathematics and the natural sciences in their power, creativity and expanse. Reaching far beyond the traditional bounds of mathematics and science to the realms of popular culture, they have captured the attention and enthusiasm of a worldwide audience. The fourteen chapters of the book cover the central ideas and concepts, as well as many related topics including, the Mandelbrot Set, Julia Sets, Cellular Automata, L-Systems, Percolation and Strange Attractors, and each closes with the computer code for a central experiment. In the two appendices, Yuval Fisher discusses the details and ideas of fractal image compression, while Carl J.G. Evertsz and Benoit Mandelbrot introduce the foundations and implications of multifractals.

The Essence Of Chaos

The Essence Of Chaos Author Flavio Lorenzelli
ISBN-10 9780203214589
Year 2003-09-02
Pages 227
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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The study of chaotic systems has become a major scientific pursuit in recent years, shedding light on the apparently random behaviour observed in fields as diverse as climatology and mechanics. InThe Essence of Chaos Edward Lorenz, one of the founding fathers of Chaos and the originator of its seminal concept of the Butterfly Effect, presents his own landscape of our current understanding of the field. Lorenz presents everyday examples of chaotic behaviour, such as the toss of a coin, the pinball's path, the fall of a leaf, and explains in elementary mathematical strms how their essentially chaotic nature can be understood. His principal example involved the construction of a model of a board sliding down a ski slope. Through this model Lorenz illustrates chaotic phenomena and the related concepts of bifurcation and strange attractors. He also provides the context in which chaos can be related to the similarly emergent fields of nonlinearity, complexity and fractals. As an early pioneer of chaos, Lorenz also provides his own story of the human endeavour in developing this new field. He describes his initial encounters with chaos through his study of climate and introduces many of the personalities who contributed early breakthroughs. His seminal paper, "Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wing in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?" is published for the first time.

Chaos Theory Tamed

Chaos Theory Tamed Author Garnett P. Williams
ISBN-10 0309063515
Year 1997-01
Pages 499
Language en
Publisher Joseph Henry Press
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Looks at the principles of chaos science and describes how small changes in initial conditions can contribute to unexpected results

The Beauty of Fractals

The Beauty of Fractals Author Heinz-Otto Peitgen
ISBN-10 9783642617171
Year 2013-12-01
Pages 202
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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Now approaching its tenth year, this hugely successful book presents an unusual attempt to publicise the field of Complex Dynamics. The text was originally conceived as a supplemented catalogue to the exhibition "Frontiers of Chaos", seen in Europe and the United States, and describes the context and meaning of these fascinating images. A total of 184 illustrations - including 88 full-colour pictures of Julia sets - are suggestive of a coffee-table book. However, the invited contributions which round off the book lend the text the required formality. Benoit Mandelbrot gives a very personal account, in his idiosyncratic self-centred style, of his discovery of the fractals named after him and Adrien Douady explains the solved and unsolved problems relating to this amusingly complex set.

Chance and Chaos

Chance and Chaos Author David Ruelle
ISBN-10 0691021007
Year 1993
Pages 195
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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How do scientists look at chance, or randomness, and chaos in physical systems? In answering this question for a general audience, Ruelle has produced an authoritative and elegant book--a model of clarity, succinctness, and with humor bordering on the sardonic. Ruelle is a professor of theoretical physics in France.