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Does God play dice? : the mathematics of chaos

Author: Ian Stewart
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Blackwell, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Laws of physics are rethought with the new science of chaos.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Stewart
ISBN: 0631168478 9780631168478
OCLC Number: 63664543
Language Note: English.
Description: 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chaos from order --
Equations for everything --
Laws of error --
Last universalist --
One-way pendulum --
Strange attractors --
Weather factory --
Recipe for chaos --
Sensitive chaos --
Fig-trees and feigenvalues --
Texture of reality --
Return to hyperion --
Imbalance of nature --
Farewell, deep thought --
Dice roll on ... --
Dicing with the deity.
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The new theories of systems which obey simple laws but which are neither constant nor predictable are discussed in this book. The author also discusses the implications chaos has for notions of  Read more...

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