Filename: chaos.pdf
ISBN: 9781453210475
Release Date: 2011-03-22
Number of pages: 360
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online Chaos in PDF and EPUB The “highly entertaining” New York Times bestseller, which explains chaos theory and the butterfly effect, from the author of The Information (Chicago Tribune). For centuries, scientific thought was focused on bringing order to the natural world. But even as relativity and quantum mechanics undermined that rigid certainty in the first half of the twentieth century, the scientific community clung to the idea that any system, no matter how complex, could be reduced to a simple pattern. In the 1960s, a small group of radical thinkers began to take that notion apart, placing new importance on the tiny experimental irregularities that scientists had long learned to ignore. Miniscule differences in data, they said, would eventually produce massive ones—and complex systems like the weather, economics, and human behavior suddenly became clearer and more beautiful than they had ever been before. In this seminal work of scientific writing, James Gleick lays out a cutting edge field of science with enough grace and precision that any reader will be able to grasp the science behind the beautiful complexity of the world around us. With more than a million copies sold, Chaos is “a groundbreaking book about what seems to be the future of physics” by a writer who has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the author of Time Travel: A History and Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (Publishers Weekly).

Chaos making a new science

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ISBN: LCCN:88017448
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 352
Author: James Gleick

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Chaos die Ordnung des Universums

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ISBN: 3426040786
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages: 446
Author: James Gleick

Download and read online Chaos die Ordnung des Universums in PDF and EPUB Die Chaosphysik nach den beiden naturwissenschaftlichen Revolutionen unseres Jahrhunderts - Relativitätstheorie und Quantenmechanik - die neueste Disziplin der theoretischen Physik, dringt bis in die verborgensten Bereiche der Wissenschaften vor: in die Ordnung von Turbulenzen, Konfusionen und eher zufälligen Gesetzmäßiqkeiten. (Quelle:

Chaos and Fractals

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ISBN: 9780387202297
Release Date: 2004-02-03
Number of pages: 864
Author: Heinz-Otto Peitgen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Download and read online Chaos and Fractals in PDF and EPUB The fourteen chapters of this book cover the central ideas and concepts of chaos and fractals as well as many related topics including: the Mandelbrot set, Julia sets, cellular automata, L-systems, percolation and strange attractors. This new edition has been thoroughly revised throughout. The appendices of the original edition were taken out since more recent publications cover this material in more depth. Instead of the focussed computer programs in BASIC, the authors provide 10 interactive JAVA-applets for this second edition.

Die Information

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ISBN: 3868813128
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 527
Author: James Gleick

Download and read online Die Information in PDF and EPUB Blut, Treibstoff, Lebensprinzip - in seinem furiosen Buch erzählt Bestsellerautor James Gleick, wie die Information zum Kernstück unserer heutigen Zivilisation wurde. Beginnend bei den Wörtern, den "sprechenden" Trommeln in Afrika, über das Morsealphabet und bis hin zur Internetrevolution beleuchtet er, wie die Übermittlung von Informationen die Gesellschaften prägten und veränderten. Gleick erläutert die Theorien, die sich mit dem Codieren und Decodieren, der Übermittlung von Inhalten und dem Verbreiten der Myriaden von Botschaften beschäftigen. Er stellt die bekannten und unbekannten Pioniere der Informationsgesellschaft vor: Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Ada Byron, Alan Turing und andere. Er bietet dem Leser neue Einblicke in die Mechanismen des Informationsaustausches. So lernt dieser etwa die sich selbst replizierende Meme kennen, die "DNA" der Informationen. Sein Buch ermöglicht ein neues Verständnis von Musik, Quantenmechanik - und eine gänzlich neue Sicht auf die faszinierende Welt der Informationen.

Time Travel

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ISBN: 9780307908803
Release Date: 2016-09-27
Number of pages: 352
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Time Travel in PDF and EPUB Best Books of 2016 BOSTON GLOBE * THE ATLANTIC From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Information and Chaos comes this enthralling history of time travel—a concept that has preoccupied physicists and storytellers over the course of the last century. James Gleick delivers a mind-bending exploration of time travel—from its origins in literature and science to its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick vividly explores physics, technology, philosophy, and art as each relates to time travel and tells the story of the concept's cultural evolutions—from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who, from Proust to Woody Allen. He takes a close look at the porous boundary between science fiction and modern physics, and, finally, delves into what it all means in our own moment in time—the world of the instantaneous, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.


Filename: genius.pdf
ISBN: 9781453210437
Release Date: 2011-02-22
Number of pages: 532
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Open Road Media

Download and read online Genius in PDF and EPUB An illuminating portrayal of Richard Feynman—a giant of twentieth century physics—from his childhood tinkering with radios, to his vital work on the Manhattan Project and beyond Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and childishly enthusiastic—a new kind of scientist in a field that was in its infancy. His quick mastery of quantum mechanics earned him a place at Los Alamos working on the Manhattan Project under J. Robert Oppenheimer, where the giddy young man held his own among the nation’s greatest minds. There, Feynman turned theory into practice, culminating in the Trinity test, on July 16, 1945, when the Atomic Age was born. He was only twenty-seven. And he was just getting started. In this sweeping biography, James Gleick captures the forceful personality of a great man, integrating Feynman’s work and life in a way that is accessible to laymen and fascinating for the scientists who follow in his footsteps.

The Story of Western Science From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

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ISBN: 9780393243277
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Number of pages: 320
Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online The Story of Western Science From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory in PDF and EPUB A riveting road map to the development of modern scientific thought. In the tradition of her perennial bestseller The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer delivers an accessible, entertaining, and illuminating springboard into the scientific education you never had. Far too often, public discussion of science is carried out by journalists, voters, and politicians who have received their science secondhand. The Story of Western Science shows us the joy and importance of reading groundbreaking science writing for ourselves and guides us back to the masterpieces that have changed the way we think about our world, our cosmos, and ourselves. Able to be referenced individually, or read together as the narrative of Western scientific development, the book's twenty-eight succinct chapters lead readers from the first science texts by Hippocrates, Plato, and Aristotle through twentieth-century classics in biology, physics, and cosmology. The Story of Western Science illuminates everything from mankind's earliest inquiries to the butterfly effect, from the birth of the scientific method to the rise of earth science and the flowering of modern biology. Each chapter recommends one or more classic books and provides entertaining accounts of crucial contributions to science, vivid sketches of the scientist-writers, and clear explanations of the mechanics underlying each concept. The Story of Western Science reveals science to be a dramatic undertaking practiced by some of history's most memorable characters. It reminds us that scientific inquiry is a human pursuit—an essential, often deeply personal, sometimes flawed, frequently brilliant way of understanding the world. The Story of Western Science is an "entertaining and unique synthesis" (Times Higher Education), a "fluidly written" narrative that "celebrates the inexorable force of human curiosity" (Wall Street Journal), and a "bright, informative resource for readers seeking to understand science through the eyes of the men and women who shaped its history" (Kirkus). Previously published as The Story of Science.

Goethe Chaos and complexity

Filename: goethe-chaos-and-complexity.pdf
ISBN: 9042015667
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Number of pages: 201
Author: Herbert Rowland
Publisher: Rodopi

Download and read online Goethe Chaos and complexity in PDF and EPUB The present volume is the first to address the interrelationship between Goethe's scientific thought and work, his ideas on art and literary oeuvre, and chaos and complexity theories. The eleven studies assembled in it treat one or more elements or aspects of this interrelationship, ranging from basic concepts all the way to a model of an aesthetic-scientific methodology. In the process, the authors scrutinize chaos and complexity both as motif and motor of literary texts and nature within various contexts of past and present. The volume should be of interest to literary scholars, scientists, and philosophers of science, indeed, to all those who are interested in the continuities between the humanities and sciences, culture and nature.

Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences

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ISBN: 9781522501497
Release Date: 2016-04-21
Number of pages: 458
Author: Erçetin, ?efika ?ule
Publisher: IGI Global

Download and read online Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences in PDF and EPUB The concept of “chaos”, and chaos theory, though it is a field of study specifically in the field of mathematics with applications in physics, engineering, economics, management, and education, has also recently taken root in the social sciences. As a method of analyzing the way in which the digital age has connected society more than ever, chaos and complexity theory serves as a tactic to tie world events and cope with the information overload that is associated with heightened social connectivity. The Handbook of Research on Chaos and Complexity Theory in the Social Sciences explores the theories of chaos and complexity as applied to a variety of disciplines including political science, organizational and management science, economics, and education. Presenting diverse research-based perspectives on mathematical patterns in the world system, this publication is an essential reference source for scholars, researchers, mathematicians, social theorists, and graduate-level students in a variety of disciplines.

Chaos A Geometry of Nature

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ISBN: 9783640864195
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 40
Author: René Respondek
Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Download and read online Chaos A Geometry of Nature in PDF and EPUB Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Mathematik - Geometrie, Note: 1,3, Universitat Osnabruck, Veranstaltung: Seminar: Chaos - Making a new science, 17 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Es liegt in der Natur des Menschen, komplizierte Sachverhalte zu hinterfragen und zu verstehen. So beschaftigen sich Wissenschaftler seit Jahrhunderten damit, ihre Umwelt und vor allem dort auftauchende, scheinbar chaotische Systeme in eine geordnete und verstandliche Struktur zu bringen. Ein Beispiel hierfur ist die uber zweitausend Jahre gultige Euklidische Geometrie, die als Standardgeometrie ein Bestandteil der klassischen Mathematik ist und unter anderem unsere Umwelt in ein ganzzahlig dimensionales System einordnet. Sie ermoglicht z. B. Daten mittels grafischer Instrumente aufzuarbeiten, zu veranschaulichen und daraus folgend besser analysieren bzw. verstehen zu konnen. Der Wissenschaftler Benoit Mandelbrot hat seit den sechziger Jahren mit seinen wissenschaftlichen Forschungen und seiner Gabe, Muster und Formen intuitiv zu erfassen, ein neues Gebiet der Geometrie erschlossen, das sich auf Grenzen der euklidischen Dimension bezieht. Ausgangspunkt hierfur waren Uberlegungen uber eine bis dahin vollkommen neue Ansicht der geometrischen Welt. Diese zeigt sich in Gebilden mathematischer Monster wie der Koch Kurve, deren Dimensionen nach Mandelbrot den fraktalen Dimensionen" zugeordnet werden. Inwiefern Mandelbrots Erkenntnisse die bis dahin gultige Wissenschaft revolutionierte und der Wissenschaft bis zum heutigen Zeitpunkt neue, leistungsfahige Methoden bereitstellt, wird in den folgenden Kapiteln betrachtet. Zunachst wird in Kapitel 2 auf die Geschichte, die Euklidische Geometrie und ihre Grenzen eingegangen. In Kapitel 3 wird die fraktale Geometrie bzw. die gebrochenzahlige Dimension sowie die Koch Kurve dargestellt, wobei insbesondere das Wesen einer Kustenlinie naher analysiert wird. Zudem wird auf den Begriff der Selbstahnlichkeit eingega"

Beautiful Chaos

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ISBN: 9780791491737
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Number of pages: 238
Author: Gordon E. Slethaug
Publisher: SUNY Press

Download and read online Beautiful Chaos in PDF and EPUB Explores the way chaos theory is incorporated in the work of such writers as Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Don DeLillo, and Michael Crichton.

On the Order of Chaos

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ISBN: 1845450248
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 276
Author: Mark S. Mosko
Publisher: Berghahn Books

Download and read online On the Order of Chaos in PDF and EPUB The essays in this volume collectively transform perspectives previously experienced as divergent, conflicting, and inconsistent into a common and complex orientation to problems central to the natural and social sciences involving transitions between order and disorder."--Jacket.

Chaos and Fractals

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ISBN: 9780199566433
Release Date: 2012-08-09
Number of pages: 408
Author: David P. Feldman
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Chaos and Fractals in PDF and EPUB For students with a background in elementary algebra, this book provides a vivid introduction to the key phenomena and ideas of chaos and fractals, including the butterfly effect, strange attractors, fractal dimensions, Julia Sets and the Mandelbrot Set, power laws, and cellular automata. The book includes over 200 end-of-chapter exercises.

Selbstorganisation in Psychologie und Psychiatrie

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ISBN: 9783322915962
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Number of pages: 359
Author: Günter Schiepek
Publisher: Springer-Verlag

Download and read online Selbstorganisation in Psychologie und Psychiatrie in PDF and EPUB Modelle der Selbstorganisation haben in der Psychologie und Medizin einen zentralen Stellenwert bekommen. Sie erklären die spontane Entstehung und Veränderung von Ordnungszuständen in komplexen Systemen. Vor allem geht es dabei um Formen dynamischer Ordnung, z. B. um chaotische Prozesse. Die Prinzipien der Selbstorganisation liegen unterschiedlichsten biologischen, psychischen und sozialen Phänomenen zugrunde, z. B. der (Gestalt-)Wahrnehmung, der Konstruktion von Sinn und Bedeutung, der Entstehung affektiv-kognitiver Strukturen (unter anderem bei psychischen Störungen wie der Schizophrenie), der Funktionsweise des Gehirns, der Wirkung von Psychotherapie oder der Strukturentwicklung in der zwischenmenschlichen Kommunikation. Dieses Buch gibt einen Überblick über neueste Forschungsergebnisse aus diesen Bereichen und informiert über den aktuellen Stand der Methodik in Synergetik und Chaostheorie.