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Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

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Chaos exists in systems all around us. Our growing understanding of Chaos Theory is having fascinating applications in the real world - from technology to global warming, politics and even gambling on the stock market. Leonard A. Smith shows that we all have an intuitive understanding of chaotic systems. He replaces complex equations with simple examples like pendulums and tossing coins to explain the theory, and points to numerous examples in philosophy and literature (Edgar Allen Poe, Chang-Tsu, Arthur Conan Doyle) that illuminate the problems. The beauty of fractal patterns and their relation to chaos, as well as the history of chaos, and its uses in the real world and implications for the philosophy of science are all discussed in this Very Short Introduction.

Product code: 9780192853783

ISBN 9780192853783
Dimensions H174xW111xS11
Series Very Short Introductions
No. of pages 200
Publisher Oxford University Press
Chaos exists in systems all around us. This introduction draws in philosophy, literature, and maths to explain Chaos Theory, showing the variety of its applications in the real world, from technology to global warming, politics, and even gambling on the stock market.