Chaos: Making a New Science

Author(s): 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.


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General Fields

  • : 9780749386061
  • : CCV
  • : Vintage
  • : January 1997
  • : 197mm X 126mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : en
  • : 530.1
  • : 400
  • : Philosophy of science; Physics; Chaos theory; Popular science
  • : Ill.(some col.).
  • : James Gleick