9780192853783-0192853783-Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

ISBN-13: 9780192853783
ISBN-10: 0192853783
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lenny Smith, Leonard Smith
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 180 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780192853783
ISBN-10: 0192853783
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lenny Smith, Leonard Smith
Publication date: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 180 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lenny Smith, Leonard Smith wrote Chaos: A Very Short Introduction comprising 180 pages back in 2007. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0192853783 and 9780192853783. Since then Chaos: A Very Short Introduction textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behavior, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. Here, Leonard Smith shows that we all have an intuitive understanding of chaotic systems. He uses accessible math and physics to explain Chaos Theory, and points to numerous examples in philosophy and literature that illuminate the problems. This book provides a complete understanding of chaotic dynamics, using examples from mathematics, physics, philosophy, and the real world, with an explanation of why chaos is important and how it differs from the idea of randomness. The author's real life applications include the weather forecast, a pendulum, a coin toss, mass transit, politics, and the role of chaos in gambling and the stock market. Chaos represents a prime opportunity for mathematical lay people to finally get a clear understanding of this fascinating concept.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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