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Author Stewart, Ian, 1945-, author
Title Does God play dice? : the mathematics of chaos / Ian Stewart
Imprint Cambridge, MA : Blackwell, 1990 (1991 printing)
book jacket
 歐美所圖書館地下室  003 St494 1990    AVAILABLE  WITHDRAWN  30500100628422
 Mathematics Library  Q172.5.C45 S74 1989    AVAILABLE    30340200264749
 Physics Library  Q172.5.C45 S849    AVAILABLE    30350000264906
Descript 348 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-335) and index
Prologue : clockwork or chaos? -- Chaos from order -- Equations for everything -- The laws of error -- The last universalist -- One-way pendulum -- Strange attractors -- The weather factory -- Recipe for chaos -- Sensitive chaos -- Fig-trees and feigenvalues -- The texture of reality -- Return to hyperion -- The imbalance of nature -- Farewell, deep thought --The dice roll on ... -- Epilogue : dicing the deity
Does God Play Dice? explains the astonishing new theories of systems that obey simple laws but which are neither constant nor predictable. Ian Stewart reveals a strange universe, one in which nothing may be as it seems, where familiar geometrical shapes such as circles and ellipses give way to infinitely complex structures known as 'fractals.' He explains how the fluttering of a butterfly's wing can change the weather and how the gravitational attraction of a creature in a distant galaxy can change the fate of the solar system
Subject Chaotic behavior in systems
Chaotic behavior in systems
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