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Chaos : a very short introduction

Chaos : a very short introduction

Author: Leonard A Smith
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Very short introductions, 159.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. This Very Short Introduction draws in philosophy, literature, and accessible maths to explain and illuminate Chaos Theory, showing the variety of its fascinating applications in the real world - from  Read more...

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Smith, Leonard A.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard A Smith
ISBN: 9780191518072 0191518077 9780191579431 0191579432 9786611147037 6611147039 1281147036 9781281147035
OCLC Number: 137239230
Description: 1 online resource (180 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The emergence of chaos --
Exponential growth, nonlinearity, common sense --
Chaos in context: determinism, randomness, and noise --
Chaos in mathematical models --
Fractals, strange attractors, and dimension(s) --
Quantifying the dynamics of uncertainty --
Real numbers, real observations, and computers --
Sorry, wrong number: statistics and chaos --
Predictability: does chaos constrain our forecasts? --
Applied chaos: can we see through our models? --
Philosophy in chaos.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 159.
Responsibility: Leonard A. Smith.
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Chaos exists in systems all around us. This introduction draws in philosophy, literature, and maths to explain Chaos Theory, showing the variety of its applications in the real world, from technology  Read more...


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