From Order to Chaos: Essays : Critical, Chaotic and Otherwise

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World Scientific, 1993 - Science - 555 pages
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"World Scientific has made available a collection of Leo's reviews, essays columns and commentaries which is a feast in several senses: the strategy and tactics of science, the science itself, the history of several important developments in science, and as a bonus a beautifully illustrated collection of essays on computational science. The average reader may find this, the final section of the book, most interesting, but for me the account of his discovery of scaling, for which, inexplicably, he did not receive the Nobel prize, is most intriguing. Leo's combination of verve, frankness and insight makes this a very good read".P W AndersonPrinceton Univ".Publication of this volume will be very useful, especially for young readers. The papers disseminated over many journals acquire a new quality by being collected together. Readers not only can see a result in its final form, but also can trace its evolution".J Fluid Mechanics, 1994"The book is an invaluable source of information and inspiration ona variety of important problems in modern physics".EMS, 1999
 

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Contents

The Worlds of Science
1
From Level to Level
7
The ElectronPhonon Interaction in Normal and Superconducting
64
Wave Function Fluctuations in Finite Superconductors 29
100
G Disorder Variables and ParaFermions in TwoDimensional
134
Pluses and Minuses 115
149
On the Joys of Creation
157
Scaling Laws for Ising Models Near Tc 22
165
An Examination
328
Public Policy Conclusions from Urban Growth Models 46
336
A Simulation Model of Urban Labor Markets
343
The Big the Bad and the Beautiful 127
378
Questions without Answers
385
Roads to Chaos 93
391
A View of Complexity in the Physical Sciences 113
399
Investigations of
430

Theory and Experiment 26
175
Transport Coefficients Near Critical Points 30
212
Critical Behavior Universality and Scaling 39
222
Scaling Universality and Operator Algebras 54
240
Teaching the Renormalization Group 62
274
Scaling and Universality in Statistical Physics 135
280
Models and Arguments
297
Results of a Forced
439
Wheres the Physics 110
454
Complex Analytic Methods for Viscous Flows in Two Dimensions 107
484
On Complexity 119
516
Turbulence dans une Boite 147
528
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