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Unstable singularities and randomness : their importance in the complexity of physical, biological, and social sciences

Author: Joseph P Zbilut
Publisher: Amsterdam [u.a.] Elsevier Science 2004
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Traditionally, randomness and determinism have been viewed as being diametrically opposed, based on the idea that causality and determinism is complicated by noise. Although recent research has suggested that noise can have a productive role, it still views noise as a separate entity. This work suggests that this not need to be so. In an informal presentation, instead, the problem is traced to traditional  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph P Zbilut
ISBN: 0444516131 9780444516138
OCLC Number: 837965111
Description: Online-Ressource (XIV, 237 S.) ill
Contents: Preface --
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1. Probability and Dynamics --
2. Singularities and Instability --
3. Noise and Determinism --
4. Singularities in Biological Sciences --
5. Singularities in Social Science/Arts --
6. Conclusions --
7. Glossary --
8. Mathematical Appendix --
Bibliography --
Books --
Book Chapters, Proceedings --
Journals --
Index.
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Offers insights into concepts such as predictability, irreversibility, adaptability, creativity and multi-choice behavior. This book is suitable for specialists in the philosophy of science.  Read more...

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