The Impact of Chaos on Science and Society

The Impact of Chaos on Science and Society

by Celso Grebogi
     
 

ISBN-10: 9280808826

ISBN-13: 9789280808827

Pub. Date: 07/28/1997

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press


In the past decade there has been an explosion of interest in chaotic dynamics. Prompted by the growing body of knowledge about chaotic behavior in an increasing number of scientific disciplines, this volume brings together a distinguished group of experts to evaluate the impact that chaos has had on the conduct of science and on our understanding of society. This…  See more details below

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In the past decade there has been an explosion of interest in chaotic dynamics. Prompted by the growing body of knowledge about chaotic behavior in an increasing number of scientific disciplines, this volume brings together a distinguished group of experts to evaluate the impact that chaos has had on the conduct of science and on our understanding of society. This book includes contributions from mathematicians, physicists, biological and medical scientists, geoscientists, engineers, economists, and social scientists—including pioneers and world leaders in research on chaos. The result is a lively and stimulating international, interdisciplinary exchange of experiences and ideas on chaos phenomena. The book concludes with a discussion of the past and possible future impacts of chaos in the physical and social sciences. It offers an assessment of the general impact of chaos theory and will further enhance the interaction among scientists who may discover that chaotic dynamics play an important part in their respective fields. Readers will find a unique documentation of the history of the development of chaos theory and record of a historic interaction among the founders of the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280808827
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1Chaotic dynamics1
2Chaos and politics: Applications of nonlinear dynamics to socio-political issues18
3Is the EEG a strange attractor? Brain stem neuronal discharge patterns and electroencephalographic rhythms64
4The impact of chaos on mathematics97
5Chaos in neural networks110
6The impact of chaos on physics127
7Chaos and physics133
8Irreversibility and quantum chaos146
9Impact of high-dimensional chaos: A further step towards dynamical complexity176
10The impact of chaos on biology: Promising directions for research190
11Dynamical disease - The impact of nonlinear dynamics and chaos on cardiology and medicine219
12The impact of chaos on meteorology232
13The concept of chaos in the problem of earthquake prediction243
14The impact of chaos on engineering255
15The impact of chaos on economic theory275
16Chaos in society: Reflections on the impact of chaos theory on sociology298
17Strange attractors and the origin of chaos324
Panel discussion: The impact of chaos on science and society355
Opening address384
Contributors387
Index389

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