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The Nonlinear Universe: Chaos, Emergence, Life / Edition 1

The Nonlinear Universe: Chaos, Emergence, Life / Edition 1

by Alwyn C. Scott
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ISBN-13: 9783642070570
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/23/2010
Series: The Frontiers Collection
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

One of the pioneers in the area, Alwyn Scott entered nonlinear science as a teacher and researcher after completing his doctoral work at MIT in the late 1950s. His research, both experimental and theoretical, has addressed a wide range of topics from nonlinear laser optics to neuroscience. In 1981, Scott was selected as the founding director of the Center for Nonlinear Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was also a founding editor of Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, the first journal devoted exclusively to the area. His other books include Neuroscience: A Mathematical Primer (Springer, New York) and Nonlinear Science: Emergence and Dynamics of Coherent Structures (Oxford University Press) and he served as editor of the recently published Encyclopedia of Nonlinear Science (Routledge). He completed 'The Nonlinear Universe' shortly before his untimely death in January 2007.

Table of Contents

Chaos.- Solitons.- Nerve Pulses and Reaction-Diffusion Systems.- The Unity of Nonlinear Science.- Physical Applications of Nonlinear Theory.- Nonlinear Biology.- Reductionism and Life.- Epilogue.

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