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Chaos : making a new science

Author: James Gleick
Publisher: New York, NY : Viking, [1987] ©1987
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author describes how scientists studying the growth of complexity in nature are discovering order and pattern in chaos. He explains concepts such as nonlinearity, the Butterfly Effect, universal constants, fractals, and strange attractors, and examines the work of scientists such as Mitchell J. Feigenbaum, Edward Lorenz, and Benoit Mandelbrot.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gleick, James.
Chaos.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1987
(OCoLC)899747923
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Gleick
ISBN: 0670811785 9780670811786 0140092501 9780140092509
OCLC Number: 15366709
Description: xi, 352 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The butterfly effect --
Revolution --
Life's ups and downs --
A geometry of nature --
Strange attractors --
Universality --
The experimenter --
Images of chaos --
The dynamical systems collective --
Inner rhythms --
Chaos and beyond --
Notes on sources and further reading --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: James Gleick.

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The author describes how scientists studying the growth of complexity in nature are discovering order and pattern in chaos. He explains concepts such as nonlinearity, the Butterfly Effect, universal constants, fractals, and strange attractors, and examines the work of scientists such as Mitchell J. Feigenbaum, Edward Lorenz, and Benoit Mandelbrot.

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