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Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

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Chaos: A Very Short Introduction by Leonard Smith
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Chaos exists in systems all around us. Our growing understanding of Chaos Theory is having fascinating applications in the real world - from technology to global warming, politics and even gambling on the stock market. Leonard A. Smith shows that we all have an intuitive understanding of chaotic systems. He replaces complex equations with simple examples like pendulums and tossing coins to explain the theory, and points to numerous examples in philosophy and literature (Edgar Allen Poe, Chang-Tsu, Arthur Conan Doyle) that illuminate the problems. The beauty of fractal patterns and their relation to chaos, as well as the history of chaos, and its uses in the real world and implications for the philosophy of science are all discussed in this Very Short Introduction.

Author Biography

Leonard Smith is Senior Research Fellow in Mathematics at the University of Oxford, where he lectures on nonlinear dynamical systems and chaos.
Release date NZ
February 22nd, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
30 halftones and line drawings
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
200
Dimensions
111x174x11
ISBN-13
9780192853783
Product ID
1958052

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