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Author: Steven H Strogatz; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, ©2008.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chaos theory," according to Dr. Steven Strogatz, Director of the Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell University, "is the science of how things change." It describes the behavior of any system whose state evolves over time and whose behavior is sensitive to small changes in its initial conditions.
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Genre/Form: Filmed lectures
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven H Strogatz; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598034502 9781598034509 9781490689203 1490689206
OCLC Number: 262464884
Notes: Course no. 1333.
Lectures 1-24 of 24 lectures on 4 discs in two containers.
Course guidebook includes lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography.
Performer(s): Taught by: Professor Steven Strogatz, Cornell University.
Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 148 pages ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD.
Contents: Part 1. lecture 1. The chaos revolution --
lecture 2. The clockwork universe --
lecture 3. From clockwork to chaos --
lecture 4. Chaos found and lost again --
lecture 5. The return of chaos --
lecture 6. Chaos as disorder--the butterfly effect --
lecture 7. Picturing chaos as order--strange attractors --
lecture 8. Animating chaos as order--iterated maps --
lecture 9. How systems turn chaotic --
lecture 10. Displaying how systems turn chaotic --
lecture 11. Universal features of the route to chaos --
lecture 12. Experimental tests of the new theory. Part 2. lecture 13. Fractals--the geometry of chaos --
lecture 14. The properties of fractals --
lecture 15. A new concept of dimension --
lecture 16. Fractals around us --
lecture 17. Fractals inside us --
lecture 18. Fractal art --
lecture 19. Embracing chaos--from tao to space travel --
lecture 20. Cloaking messages with chaos --
lecture 21. Chaos in health and disease --
lecture 22. Quantum chaos --
lecture 23. Synchronization --
lecture 24. The future of science.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Science & mathematics.
Responsibility: Steven Strogatz.

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Chaos theory," according to Dr. Steven Strogatz, Director of the Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell University, "is the science of how things change." It describes the behavior of any system whose state evolves over time and whose behavior is sensitive to small changes in its initial conditions.

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