Sunday, 1 November 2015

Chaos - James Gleick

Chaos - James Gleick
paperback, 352 pages, in good condition. With many black and white illustrations, plus a few fullpage, coloured images of Lorenz attractors, Mandelbrot set and similar.

Chaos - James Gleick
Typical review: This book brings together different work in the new field of physics called the 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.

2 comments :

  1. Oh....my mistake. Going by the title I thought this book was about American politics. .

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  2. It looks that way, but I suspect that a lot of the nonsense perpetrated by politicians is planned and deliberate. Especially where corporate lobbying is involved.

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