Chaos: Making a New Science

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Minerva, 1997 - Chaotic behavior in systems - 352 pages
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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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Good semi-layman overview of Chaos theory - Goodreads
General introduction to chaos. - Goodreads
Such insight and engaging. - Goodreads
Gleick is a fabulous writer. - Goodreads
Pretty pictures, too. - Goodreads
Great introduction to chaos theory and it's history. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kennyo - Goodreads

I disliked just one thing about this book: it is an open invitation to self-appointed smugsters to climb aboard their high horses to belittle it. Chaos: The Making of a New Science is written for a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aleksandr Jermakov - Goodreads

Truly great book. Took me a long time to finish, but I'm glad I've found time for it Read full review

About the author (1997)

He wrote the worldwide bestseller Chaos, which was nominated for the National Book Award. He was the 1990 McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University.

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