Chaos: Making a New Science

Chaos: Making a New Science

by JamesGleick (Author)


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.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Edition: New
Publisher: Penguin Group (UK) Ltd
Published: 01 Nov 1988

ISBN 10: 0747404135
ISBN 13: 9780747404132

Author Bio
James Gleick was an editor and reporter at the NEW YORK TIMES for ten years. He is the author of GENIUS, CHAOS, which was nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, FASTER, and WHAT JUST HAPPENED.