Does God Play Dice: The New Mathematics of Chaos

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Wiley, Feb 26, 2002 - Mathematics - 401 pages
The revised and updated edition includes three completely new chapters on the prediction and control of chaotic systems. It also incorporates new information regarding the solar system and an account of complexity theory. This witty, lucid and engaging book makes the complex mathematics of chaos accessible and entertaining.
  • Presents complex mathematics in an accessible style.
  • Includes three new chapters on prediction in chaotic systems, control of chaotic systems, and on the concept of chaos.
  • Provides a discussion of complexity theory.

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

A readable and witty introduction to chaos theory, which is only too misunderstood. This book focuses on the implications which chaos has in mathematics, with an emphasis on maps, fractals, and other such phenomenon. A solid layman introduction. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

\Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is an active research mathematician with over 140 published papers, and has written or co-authored numerous books including The Collapse of Chaos (1994), Nature's Numbers (1995), Figments of Reality (1997), Life's Other Secret (1998), The Science of Discworld (1999), and Flatterland (2001). His awards include the 1995 Faraday Medal of the Royal Society and the 2000 Gold Medal of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications.

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