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Lorenz, Edward

Works: 31 works in 45 publications in 4 languages and 79 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: Q172.5.C45, 515.35
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Most widely held works about Edward Lorenz
Most widely held works by Edward Lorenz
The essence of chaos by Edward N Lorenz( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaos Surrounds us. Seemingly random events - the flapping of a flag, a storm-driven wave striking the shore, a pinball's path - often appear to have no order, no rational pattern. Explicating the theory of chaos and the consequences of its principal findings - that actual, precise rules may govern such apparently random behavior - has been a major part of the work of Edward N. Lorenz. In The Essence of Chaos, Lorenz presents to the general reader the features of this "new science," with its far-reaching implications for much of modern life, from weather prediction to philosophy, and he describes its considerable impact on emerging scientific fields. Unlike the phenomena dealt with in relativity theory and quantum mechanics, systems that are now described as "chaotic" can be observed without telescopes or microscopes. They range from the simplest happenings, such as the falling of a leaf, to the most complex processes, like the fluctuations of climate. Each process that qualifies, however, has certain quantifiable characteristics: how it unfolds depends very sensitively upon its present state, so that, even though it is not random, it seems to be. Lorenz uses examples from everyday life, and simple calculations, to show how the essential nature of chaotic systems can be understood. In order to expedite this task, he has constructed a mathematical model of a board sliding down a ski slope as his primary illustrative example. With this model as his base, he explains various chaotic phenomena, including some associated concepts such as strange attractors and bifurcations. As a meteorologist, Lorenz initially became interested in the field of chaos because of its implications for weather forecasting. In a chapter ranging through the history of weather prediction and meteorology to a brief picture of our current understanding of climate, he introduces many of the researchers who conceived the experiments and theories, and he describes his own initial encounter with chaos. A further discussion invites readers to make their own chaos. Still others debate the nature of randomness and its relationship to chaotic systems, and describe three related fields of scientific thought: nonlinearity, complexity, and fractality. Appendixes present the first publication of Lorenz's seminal paper, "Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wing in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?"; the mathematical equations from which the copious illustrations were derived; and a glossary
Fraktale in Filmen und Gesprächen( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics of climate by José Pinto Peixoto( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elegant chaos algebraically simple chaotic flows by Julien C Sprott( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This heavily illustrated book collects in one source most of the mathematically simple systems of differential equations whose solutions are chaotic. It includes the historically important systems of van der Pol, Duffing, Ueda, Lorenz, Rossler, and many others, but it goes on to show that there are many other systems that are simpler and more elegant. Many of these systems have been only recently discovered and are not widely known. Most cases include plots of the attractor and calculations of the spectra of Lyapunov exponents. Some important cases include graphs showing the route to chaos. The
Fractals animated discussion by Heinz-Otto Peitgen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussieprogramma over de Mandelbrot- en Lorenz-methode
Societal effects and the transfer of business practices to Britain and France by Edward N Lorenz( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidance and work in the New York City schools a history of vocational guidance, 1898-1941 by Edward N Lorenz( )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accounting for creativity in the European Union : a multi-level analysis of individual competence, labour market structure, and systems of education and training by Edward N Lorenz( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some workplaces offer employees opportunities to creatively use their own ideas while engaged in learning and problem-solving activity without much interference from managers and bosses. In this paper we analyse the preconditions for creative work. Using multilevel logistic modelling we examine what characteristics of the individual, the organisation of work and the national institutional context promote creative work. At the national level we focus on the effects of national education and training systems and labour markets. The analysis demonstrates, not surprisingly, that individuals with higher education and a certain amount of work experience are more likely to have creative jobs. It also shows that creative jobs are more likely at workplaces where managers support employees and where work is organised to promote knowledge diversity. In terms of international differences, we find that creative work tends to be more developed in Scandinavian countries than in the South and East of Europe. Interestingly, we find significant positive relations between the likelihood of creativity at work, on the one hand, and the development of broad competence-based systems of education and labour market flexicurity, on the other. This implies that policy attempts to attract "the creative class" as it has been defined by Richard Florida through promoting diversity should at the national level be combined with the institutional reform of Europe's education systems and labour markets. Such policies may extend the category of creative employees to include significant parts of what Florida defines as "the working class"."--Editor
Simple Hamiltonian chaos by Edward N Lorenz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prof. Emeritus Edward Lorenz, Earth, Atmosphere & Planetary Science Dept., MIT states that among the first natural phenomena recognized as suspected of being chaotic are fluid turbulence, which is dissipative, and planetary motion, which is effectively Hamiltonian. Chaotic dissipative systems generally possess strange attractors, while chaotic Hamiltonian systems possess chaotic seas, often dotted with islands. What appears to be the simplest possible chaotic Hamiltonian system is derived, and its chaotic seas and islands are examined for different values of the single parameter
Americans observer( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the value of symmetry in forecasting by Edward N Lorenz( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fractals : an animated discussion ; interviews (with E. Lorenz, B.B. Mandelbrot) ; animations, experiments( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Priroda i teoriâ obŝej cirkulâcii atmosfery by Edward N Lorenz( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The shipbuilding industry, 1880-1965 by Edward N Lorenz( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collective learning, tacit knowledge and regional innovative capacity by Clive Lawson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Organisational change in Europe : national models or the diffusion of a new 'one best way'?( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Drawing on the results of the third European Survey on Working Conditions undertaken in the 15 member nations of the European Union in 2000, this paper offers one of the first systematic comparisons of the adoption of new organisation forms across Europe. The paper is divided into five sections. The first describe the variables used to characterise work organisation in the 15 countries of the European Union and presents the results of the factor analysis and hierarchical clustering used to construct a 4-way typology of organisational forms, labelled the ‘learning’, ‘lean’, ‘taylorist’ and ‘traditional’ forms. The second section examines how the relative importance of the different organisational forms varies according to sector, firm size, occupational category, and certain demographic characteristics of the survey population. The third section makes use of multinomial logit analysis to assess the importance of national effects in the adoption of the different organisational forms. The results demonstrate significant international differences in the adoption of organisational forms characterised by strong learning dynamics and high problem-solving activity
DRUID working paper. Organisational change in Europe( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Confiance, contrats et coopération économique by Edward N Lorenz( )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Knowledge and learning( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Alternative Names
Lorenc, È. N.

Lorenz, E. 1917-2008

Lorenz, Ed 1917-2008

Lorenz, Edward.

Lorenz Edward 1917-2008

Lorenz, Edward N.

Lorenz, Edward Norton

Lorenz Edward Norton 1917-2008

Physics of climateElegant chaos algebraically simple chaotic flows