Chaos and the Changing Nature of Science and Medicine / Edition 1

Chaos and the Changing Nature of Science and Medicine / Edition 1

by Donald E. Herbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563964422

ISBN-13: 9781563964428

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: American Institute of Physics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563964428
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
AIP Conference Proceedings Series, #376
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Steering Committee
Corporate Support
Institutional Support
Night Thoughts of a Classical Physicist
Overview of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Complexity Theory1
Catastrophe Theory: What It Is - Why It Exists - How It Works35
Fractal Structures and Processes54
Chaos, Dynamical Structure, and Climate Variability80
Coherent Structures Amidst Chaos: Solitons, Fronts, and Vortices115
From Self-Organization to Emergence: Aesthetic Implications of Shifting Ideas of Organization133
Two Examples of Chaotic Dynamics in Fluids158
Applications of Chaos in Biology and Medicine175
Author Index203

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