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Chaos

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Chaos by James Gleick
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This book brings together different work in the new field of physics called the chaos theory, an extension of classical mechanics, in which simple and complex causes are seen to interact. Mathematics may only be able to solve simple linear equations which experiment has pushed nature into obeying in a limited way, but now that computers can map the whole plane of solutions of non-linear equations a new vision of nature is revealed. The implications are staggeringly universal in all areas of scientific work and philosophical thought.

Author Biography

James Gleick was born in New York City and graduated from Harvard College. For ten years he was an editor at the New York Times. Chaos: Making a New Science was a 1987 National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee, and has been translated into eighteen languages. His most recent book is Genius: Richard Feynman and modern physics. He lives in New York with his wife and their son.
Release date NZ
February 24th, 1997
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Audiences
  • General (US: Trade)
  • Undergraduate
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
368
Dimensions
129x198x23
ISBN-13
9780749386061
Product ID
1697190

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