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Lorenz, Edward N.

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Works: 70 works in 164 publications in 4 languages and 2,479 library holdings
Genres: Manuscripts 
Roles: Honoree, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: Q172.5.C45, 515.35
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Most widely held works by Edward N Lorenz
The essence of chaos by Edward N Lorenz ( )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chaos Surrounds us. Seemingly random events - the flapping of a flag, a storm-driven wave striking the shore, a pinball's path - often appear to have no order, no rational pattern. Explicating the theory of chaos and the consequences of its principal findings - that actual, precise rules may govern such apparently random behavior - has been a major part of the work of Edward N. Lorenz. In The Essence of Chaos, Lorenz presents to the general reader the features of this "new science," with its far-reaching implications for much of modern life, from weather prediction to philosophy, and he describes its considerable impact on emerging scientific fields. Unlike the phenomena dealt with in relativity theory and quantum mechanics, systems that are now described as "chaotic" can be observed without telescopes or microscopes. They range from the simplest happenings, such as the falling of a leaf, to the most complex processes, like the fluctuations of climate. Each process that qualifies, however, has certain quantifiable characteristics: how it unfolds depends very sensitively upon its present state, so that, even though it is not random, it seems to be. Lorenz uses examples from everyday life, and simple calculations, to show how the essential nature of chaotic systems can be understood. In order to expedite this task, he has constructed a mathematical model of a board sliding down a ski slope as his primary illustrative example. With this model as his base, he explains various chaotic phenomena, including some associated concepts such as strange attractors and bifurcations. As a meteorologist, Lorenz initially became interested in the field of chaos because of its implications for weather forecasting. In a chapter ranging through the history of weather prediction and meteorology to a brief picture of our current understanding of climate, he introduces many of the researchers who conceived the experiments and theories, and he describes his own initial encounter with chaos. A further discussion invites readers to make their own chaos. Still others debate the nature of randomness and its relationship to chaotic systems, and describe three related fields of scientific thought: nonlinearity, complexity, and fractality. Appendixes present the first publication of Lorenz's seminal paper, "Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wing in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?"; the mathematical equations from which the copious illustrations were derived; and a glossary
The nature and theory of the general circulation of the atmosphere by Edward N Lorenz ( Book )
11 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and French and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The atmosphere, a challenge : the science of Jule Gregory Charney by Jule G Charney ( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fractals, an animated discussion with Edward Lorenz and Benoît B. Mandelbrot, animations, experiments by Heinz-Otto Peitgen ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The discoverers of the Mandelbrot set and the Lorenz attractor discuss the background, history and details of their work. The film features new computer-graphic illustrations of chaos and self-similarity as well as music composed according to fractal principles
Chaos the new science ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores a revolutionary new science that is learning how to analyze, and derive benefit from, a universe of chaos. Through computers and new mathematics and physics, scientists are making surprising sense out of some very chaotic behavior in nature. In fact, many scientists now believe that turbulent processes like weather, waterfalls, and irregular heartbeats have a hidden and highly-ordered structure, a reversal of Newton's long-accepted vision of a clockwork universe unfolding with perfect and always predictable precision
Empirical orthogonal functions and statistical weather prediction by Statistical Forecasting Project (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) ( Book )
4 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Esencia del caos : un campo de conocimiento que se ha convertido en parte importante del mundo que nos rodea by Edward N Lorenz ( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Static stability and atmospheric energy by Edward N Lorenz ( )
2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les papillons de Lorenz : le paysage non périodique déterminé du printemps : pour orchestre by Tetsuji Emura ( )
1 edition published in 1999 and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computations of the balance of angular momentum and the poleward transport of heat by Edward N Lorenz ( )
3 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prospects for statistical weather forecasting : final report: Statistical Forecasting Project by Edward N Lorenz ( Book )
3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preliminary studies of the eddy momentum flux evaluated from observed wind soundings by Victor P Starr ( )
3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elegant chaos algebraically simple chaotic flows by Julien C Sprott ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This heavily illustrated book collects in one source most of the mathematically simple systems of differential equations whose solutions are chaotic. It includes the historically important systems of van der Pol, Duffing, Ueda, Lorenz, Rossler, and many others, but it goes on to show that there are many other systems that are simpler and more elegant. Many of these systems have been only recently discovered and are not widely known. Most cases include plots of the attractor and calculations of the spectra of Lyapunov exponents. Some important cases include graphs showing the route to chaos.The
Jesus : a biography by Edward N Lorenz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physics of climate by José Pinto Peixoto ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nonlinear versus linear objective weather prediction. by Edward N Lorenz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nonlinearity, weather prediction, and climate deduction by Edward N Lorenz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The equations governing the atmosphere are nonlinear. Weather prediction is identified with determining particular solutions of these equations, while climate deduction is identified with determining statistics of the general solution. The nonperiodicity gives rise to small-scale motions and nonperiodicity. The nonperiodicity makes analytic solution of the equations unfeasible. Particular solutions must therefore be determined numerically, and the small-scale motions cannot be properly included. The range at which accurate detailed forecasts can be produced is thus limited. The nonlinearity also prevents the derivation of closed systems of equations with statistics as unknowns. The statistics must therefore be estimated from particular numerical solutions, which are merely samples. Numerical methods are not required when only upper and lower bounds of the statistics are sought. The need for numerical methods when precise valves are desited is illustrated with a simple quadratic difference equation, while the process of establishing upper and lower bounds is illustrated with a simple partial differential equation. (Author)
The Lorenz system ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to some essential ideas of geometric dynamics, and a detailed analysis of a special dynamical system
A numerical study of the effect of vertical stability on monsoonal and zonal circulations by Edward N Lorenz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Esencia del caos : un modelo científico para la disparidad de la naturaleza by Edward N Lorenz ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lorenc, È. N.
Lorenz, E. 1917-2008
Lorenz, Ed 1917-2008
Lorenz, Edward.
Lorenz, Edward, 1917-2008
Lorenz, Edward N.
Lorenz, Edward Norton
Lorenz, Edward Norton, 1917-2008
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English (99)
Spanish (6)
German (3)
French (2)
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