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Reality Rules: v.2

Picturing the World in Mathematics

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Reality Rules: v.2 by John L. Casti
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"Casti Tours offers the most spectacular vistas of modern applied mathematics."- Nature Mathematical modeling is about rules-the rules of reality. Reality Rules explores the syntax and semantics of the language in which these rules are written, the language of mathematics. Characterized by the clarity and vision typical of the author's previous books, Reality Rules is a window onto the competing dialects of this language-in the form of mathematical models of real-world phenomena-that researchers use today to frame their views of reality. Moving from the irreducible basics of modeling to the upper reaches of scientific and philosophical speculation, Volumes 1 and 2, The Fundamentals and The Frontier, are ideal complements, equally matched in difficulty, yet unique in their coverage of issues central to the contemporary modeling of complex systems. Engagingly written and handsomely illustrated, Reality Rules is a fascinating journey into the conceptual underpinnings of reality itself, one that examines the major themes in dynamical system theory and modeling and the issues related to mathematical models in the broader contexts of science and philosophy. Far-reaching and far-sighted, Reality Rules is destined to shape the insight and work of students, researchers, and scholars in mathematics, science, and the social sciences for generations to come. Of related interest ...ALTERNATE REALITIES Mathematical Models of Nature and Man John L. Casti A thoroughly modern account of the theory and practice of mathematical modeling with a treatment focusing on system-theoretic concepts such as complexity, self-organization, adaptation, bifurcation, resilience, surprise and uncertainty, and the mathematical structures needed to employ these in a formal system. 1989 0-471-61842-X 493pp.

Author Biography

John L. Casti is a member of the faculty of the Santa Fe Institute and a professor at the Technical University of Vienna. He is the author of Alternate Realities, Paradigms Lost, Searching for Certainty, Complexification, and Five Golden Rules. Dr. Casti is the executive editor of Complexity, a journal published by John Wiley.
Release date NZ
April 8th, 1997
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Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Pages
448
Dimensions
177x252x22
ISBN-13
9780471184362
Product ID
3081714

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