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Sync : the emerging science of spontaneous order

Author: Steven H Strogatz
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"At once elegant and riveting, SYNC tells the story of the dawn of a new science. As one of its pioneers, Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, it 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven H Strogatz
ISBN: 0786868449 9780786868445
OCLC Number: 50511177
Description: viii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 25 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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"At once elegant and riveting, SYNC tells the story of the dawn of a new science. As one of its pioneers, Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, it 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." "Along with vivid explanations of cutting-edge theory, Strogatz provides an intimate and highly personal narrative filled with often humerous anecdotes about some of the visionary thinkers of our time. He also describes the startling applications of this new knowledge, such as the harnessing of synchronized electrons to create the world's most sensitive detectors, able to locate oil buried deep underground and to pinpoint diseased tissues associated with epilepsy and heart arrhythmias."--Jacket.

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