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# Does God Play Dice?: The New Mathematics of Chaos

by
Ian Stewart

The revised and updated edition includes three completely new chapters on the prediction and control of chaotic systems. It also incorporates new information regarding the solar system and an account of complexity theory. This witty, lucid and engaging book makes the complex mathematics of chaos accessible and entertaining. Presents complex mathematics in an accessible sty
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Paperback, 416 pages

Published
February 26th 2002
by Wiley-Blackwell
(first published 1989)

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Now I know what math textbooks and areas of study to proceed to, and Stewart has given mea geometric ability to visualize, ...more

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One last point: the book contains many mathmatical tricks, interesting stories, and a discussion on a philosophical ques ...more

Jan 11, 2011
Mangoo
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high school students

Chaos represents the third great scientific revolution of last century, after Einstein's relativity and (among the earliest) Plank's and Nernst's quantum field theory. As the others two, chaos is endowed with a veil of mistery and fantasy and remoteness, though appealing in this case, even though its rules are by now quite known and its growing applications are very disparate. This notwithstanding, chaos remains more a curiosity or an abused metaphor among college students, not talking about you
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Avvitare Mente
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In just two word !!!! M IMPRESSED !! i study maths for like my entire life but never thought its ganna be that deep !!

i feel sorry for not readin that before !! just wow

i feel sorry for not readin that before !! just wow

Dec 01, 2012
Mark
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Readers interested in science and mathematics

A good introduction to chaos theory, and some of the mathematics behind it, and possible applications. Topics include strange attractors, self-similarity, and fractals. The book includes some helpful illustrations/illustrations. The book seems to go into a bit more mathematical detail (some actual equations) than a typical book about chaos theory for a general audience. The book seems to be a bit out-dated in some places (give that it was published in 1990).

It focuses more on chaos than the quantum mechanics the titular quote refers to, but there is a chapter on QM at the end. It is a very good read for people interested in chaos and how the world really works.

Jul 12, 2012
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You'll enjoy it if we can appreciate the ubiquitous mathematics in our world!

Sep 22, 2008
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This one is a must

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Ian Stewart is an Emeritus Professor and Digital Media Fellow in the Mathematics Department at Warwick University, with special responsibility for public awareness of mathematics and science. He is best known for his popular science writing on mathematical themes.

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