Sync: How Order Emerges From Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life
The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur Winfree.
At once elegant and riveting, Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science. Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselves, from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts. He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface, at a deeper level there is a connection, forged by the unifying power of mathematics.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ftong - LibraryThing
In this book, Strogatz introduces a truly beautiful idea: that of synchrony. However, Strogatz sticks to his "no math equations" principle to the point that many explanations are vague. For example ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve55 - LibraryThing
This is a fantastic book packed with insights and wonderful ideas. Its subject is the power of synchronisation, or as the book’s subtitle puts it, ‘the emergence of spontaneous order’. Our approaches ... Read full review