Sync: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life

Sync: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life

by Steven Strogatz
ISBN-10:
0786887214
ISBN-13:
9780786887217
Pub. Date:
04/28/2004
Publisher:
Hachette Books
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Sync: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life

The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur Winfree.

At once elegant and riveting, Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science. Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselves, from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts. He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface, at a deeper level there is a connection, forged by the unifying power of mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786887217
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 04/28/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 715,159
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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