Alternate realities: mathematical models of nature and man

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Wiley, Feb 15, 1989 - Mathematics - 493 pages
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Praise for Alternate Realities Mathematical Models of Nature and Man "‚¶covers the major topics completely and accurately within the context of current knowledge. Indeed, to my knowledge, there is no book which does so nearly as completely and well." ‚George Leitmann, University of California, Berkeley "Surveys an extensive amount of modern mathematics‚¶introduces and outlines some of these basic modern ideas for the non-specialist." ‚Donald G. Saari, Northwestern University "A sophisticated and modern text on mathematical modelling‚¶much more comprehensive than any of its competitors currently on the market." ‚George Klir, State University of New York at Binghamton "Casti‚s approach is fearless in constructing conceptual mappings between reality and mathematical notions. The book is pioneering in nature." ‚Myron B. Allen, University of Wyoming

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Contents

Natural Systems and Formal Mathematical Representations 1 A Theory of Models
1
States Observables and Natural Systems
4
Equations of State
6
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About the author John L. Casti is a Professor at the Institute for Econometrics, Operations Research, and System Theory at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria. He is the author or editor of nine books, including, most recently, Linear Dynamical Systems and Paradigms Lost: Conflicting Visions of Reality in Modern Science, a science book for the general reader. In addition, he has published over 70 research papers. Professor Casti received his PhD in mathematics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1970.

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