Chaos & Complexity: Discovering the Surprising Patterns of Science and Technology

Front Cover
Wiley, Aug 26, 1993 - Science - 616 pages
0 Reviews
The surprising patterns of chaos and complexity are to be found in many areas of nature and science, examples ranging from cabbages to coastlines. Quite often, those who could benefit most from an understanding of the principles behind chaos and complexity, for example engineers, geologists, medics, chemists and physicists, are denied access to the power and wonders of the field by the mathematical and unnecessarily convoluted way the topic is usually presented.

This book opens up the fascinating opportunities offered by an understanding of this field to the informed layman, using informative and amusing examples of the application of the principles accompanied by many descriptive figures demonstrating the beauty of a science which can now be understood by all!

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


2 Complexity and the Failure of Reductionism
4 What is the Point of Geometry?
5 Painting a Rainbow by Tracking Vanishing Pixels in Linespace

138 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information