Chaos : Making a New Science Paperback
by James Gleick
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages, Ill.(some col.).
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 24/02/1997
- Category: Chaos theory
- ISBN: 9780749386061
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Review by chaosmogony
Absolute must-read for most anyone, but especially anyone who is involved in the sciences (professionally or otherwise) and would benefit from an alternative to standard reductionist thinking that pervades the common perceptions.
Review by amarcobio
Excellent! This book tells the story of how non-linear equations broke into first physics, and then, biology. When I started to read it I could not stopped until I finished it.