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Randomnicity : rules and randomness in the realm of the infinite

Author: Anastasios A Tsonis; World Scientific (Firm)
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press ; Singapore : Distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2008.
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This unique book explores the definition, sources and role of randomness. A joyful discussion with many non-mathematical and mathematical examples leads to the identification of three sources of randomness: randomness due to irreversibility which inhibits us from extracting whatever rules may underlie a process, randomness due to our inability to have infinite power (chaos), and randomness due to many interacting  Read more...
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Tsonis, Anastasios A.
Randomnicity : Rules And Randomness In The Realm Of The Infinite.
Singapore : World Scientific & Imperial College Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anastasios A Tsonis; World Scientific (Firm)
ISBN: 9781848161986 1848161980 1848162057 1848161972 9781848161979 9781848162051
OCLC Number: 747539676
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 191 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: pt. I. 1. The three parts of everything. 2. Gödel visits Escher's studio. Gödel's theorem. 3. Slippery road. 4. Fuller than full. 5. Cantor would have been pleased --
pt. II. Sources of randomness. 6. A private lesson a long, long time ago. 7. The five faces of order. 8. Randomness of the first kind. 9. Randomness of the second kind. 10. Randomness of the third kind --
pt. III. Randomness in the universe. 11. From Aristotle to Einstein. 12. The world according to an electron. 13. Chaos. 14. The supreme law. 15. Randomness of the fourth kind? 16. Connections. 17. Allowed behaviors --
Part IV. The emergence of the real world. 18. The fractal character of nature. 19. Physics plus randomness. 20. Stochastic processes. 21. Self-organization. 22. The blueprint of life. 23. Human products and social phenomena. 24. The principle of minimum energy consumption --
pt. V. The role of randomness. 25. Efficiency, paradoxes and beauty.
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Explores the definition, sources and role of randomness. This book explains as to why rules and randomness cannot exist by themselves, but instead have to coexist. It also presents examples, ranging  Read more...

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