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The swings of science : from complexity to simplicity and back

Author: Len Pismen
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2018]
Series: Online access with purchase: Springer.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a personal account of some aspects of the emergence of modern science, mostly from the viewpoint of those branches of physics which provided the much needed paradigm shift of "more is different" that heralded the advent of complexity science as an antidote to the purely reductionist approach in fundamental physics. It is also about the humans that have helped to shape these developments, including  Read more...
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Pismen, Len.
Swings of Science : From Complexity to Simplicity and Back.
Cham : Springer, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Len Pismen
ISBN: 9783319997773 3319997777
OCLC Number: 1078995845
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Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; Chapter 1; Swings Through the Ages; 1.1 Complex or Simple?; 1.2 Swings of Religions; 1.3 Swings of Elements; 1.4 Swings of Cosmology; 1.5 The Unreasonable Efficiency of Mathematics; 1.6 Science, Revolutionary and Normal; Chapter 2; Continuum Mechanics; 2.1 The Dry Water of the Age of Enlightenment; 2.2 Hydrodynamics Airborne; 2.3 Viscosity and Boundary Layers; 2.4 Elasticity; 2.5 Waves; Chapter 3; Continuum Beyond Mechanics; 3.1 Striking a Balance; 3.2 Transport Processes; 3.3 Chemical Reactions; 3.4 Charges and Currents; 3.5 Porous and Granular Media 3.6 The Continuum Breaks DownChapter 4; From Continuum to Atoms; 4.1 Just a Hypothesis?; 4.2 Molecular Kinetics; 4.3 Entropy and the Arrow of Time; 4.4 Chemical Bonds; 4.5 Chemical Kinetics; Chapter 5; Condensed Matter; 5.1 Crystals; 5.2 Phase Transitions; 5.3 Surfaces; 5.4 Three-Phase Lines; 5.5 Liquid Crystals; 5.6 Polymers; Chapter 6; Quantum Matter; 6.1 The Need for Quanta; 6.2 QuantumWeirdness; 6.3 Objections and Bypasses; 6.4 Chemistry Explained; 6.5 Everyday Quantum Devices; 6.6 Quantum Collective Effects; Chapter 7; Broken symmetry; 7.1 Convective Patterns; 7.2 Chemical Patterns 7.3 Unity in Variety7.4 Instabilities That Never Saturate; Chapter 8; Complexity Simplified; 8.1 From Order to Chaos; 8.2 Toy Models; 8.3 Turbulence Made Simple; 8.4 Complexity in Model Equations; Chapter 9; Complexity Strikes Back; 9.1 Turbulence; 9.2 Mechanics and the Chemistry of Life; 9.3 Heredity and Evolution; 9.4 Development; 9.5 Consciousness of Electrochemical Machines; 9.6 Environment; Chapter 10; Quo Vadis?; 10.1 Where We Have Got to; 10.2 Science Contemplates Society; 10.3 Society Shapes Science; 10.4 The End of Science?; References; Illustration Credits
Series Title: Online access with purchase: Springer.
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