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SYNC : how order emerges from chaos in the universe, nature, and daily life

Author: Steven H Strogatz
Publisher: New York : Theia, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur Winfree.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven H Strogatz
ISBN: 0786887214 9780786887217
OCLC Number: 55056400
Description: viii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Fireflies and the inevitability of sync --
Brain waves and the conditions for sync --
Sleep and the daily struggle for sync --
The sympathetic universe --
Quantum choruses --
Bridges --
Synchronized chaos --
Sync in three dimensions --
Small-world networks --
The human side of sync.
Responsibility: Steven Strogatz.

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"The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur Winfree.

At once elegant and riveting, Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science. Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselves, from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts. He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface, at a deeper level there is a connection, forged by the unifying power of mathematics."--Pub. desc.

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