Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos / Edition 2

Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos / Edition 2

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by Ian Stewart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631232516

ISBN-13: 9780631232513

Pub. Date: 12/09/2008

Publisher: Wiley

The revised and updated edition includes three completely new chapters on the prediction and control of chaotic systems. It also incorporates new information regarding the solar system and an account of complexity theory. This witty, lucid and engaging book makes the complex mathematics of chaos accessible and entertaining. Presents complex mathematics in an

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The revised and updated edition includes three completely new chapters on the prediction and control of chaotic systems. It also incorporates new information regarding the solar system and an account of complexity theory. This witty, lucid and engaging book makes the complex mathematics of chaos accessible and entertaining. Presents complex mathematics in an accessible style. Includes three new chapters on prediction in chaotic systems, control of chaotic systems , and on the concept of chaos. Provides a discussion of complexity theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631232513
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/09/2008
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

Prologue: Clockwork or Chaos?

1 Chaos from Order.

2 Equations for Everything.

3 The Laws of Error.

4 The Last Universalist.

5 One-way Pendulum.

6 Strange Attractors.

7 The Weather Factory.

8 Recipe for Chaos.

9 Sensitive Chaos.

10 Fig-trees and Feigenvalues.

11 The Texture of Reality.

12 Return to Hyperion.

13 The Imbalance of Nature.

14 Beyond the Butterfly.

15 Von Neumann's Dream.

16 Chaos and the Quantum.

17 Farewell, Deep Thought.

Epilogue: Dicing with the Deity.

Further Reading.

Illustration Acknowledgements.

Index.

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Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Patras More than 1 year ago
This book is relevant to my study of randomness and probability, and is scheduled to be discussed in B&N's Wilkes-Barre, PA Science Group 10/29/09.