Chaos Under Control: The Art and Science of Complexity

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Introduces beginners and nonscientists to the dynamics of order and chaos, the geometry of fractals and the new science of complexity. Discusses topics such as the Butterfly Effect, self-organization, and emergent properties, and connects the study of complexity to other areas within the sciences, the arts, and humanities. Includes 16 color plates and numerous b&w photos and diagrams. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780716724292
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Pages: 408
  • Sales rank: 1,041,945
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Foreword
Preface
Introduction: A First Word 1
Ch. 1 Art and Magic 5
Ch. 2 Only God Can Make a Tree? 41
Ch. 3 Unearthly Earthly Dimensions 75
Ch. 4 Chaos 113
Ch. 5 The Order Within 161
Ch. 6 Hide and Seek 187
Ch. 7 Benoit's World 243
Ch. 8 The Fragility of Order 277
Ch. 9 Some Call it Life 301
Ch. 10 Certainly Not the Last Word 361
References and Notes 377
Explorations and Challenges 389
Index 401
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