Chaos

Description

Chaos brings together work in the field of chaos theory, an extension of classical mechanics, in which simple and complex causes are seen to interact. Mathematics may only be able to solve simple linear equations which experiment has pushed nature into obeying in a limited way, but now that computers can map the whole plane of solutions of non-linear equations a new vision of nature is revealed. The implications are staggeringly universal in all areas of scientific work and philosophical thought.

Details

Author(s)
James Gleick
Format
Paperback | 368 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 23mm | 267g
Publication date
23 Mar 2001
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Imprint
VINTAGE
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Ill.(some col.).
ISBN10
0749386061
ISBN13
9780749386061
Bestsellers rank
5,286