Chaos

Author: James Gleick
Homepage 9780749386061

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  • : $22.99(AUD)
  • : 9780749386061
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Vintage
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  • : 0.27
  • : November 1996
  • : 197mm X 126mm
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  • : James Gleick
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
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  • : en
  • : 530.1
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  • : 400
  • : Philosophy of science; Physics; Chaos theory; Popular science
  • : Ill.(some col.).
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Barcode 9780749386061
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Description

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.