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Main Title Chaos : making a new science /
Author Gleick, James,
Publisher Viking,
Year Published 1987
OCLC Number 15366709
ISBN 0670811785; 9780670811786
Subjects Chaotic behavior in systems. ; Science. ; Chaotisches System ; Chaos. ; Systeemtheorie. ; Fisica Geral. ; Sistemas Dinamicos.
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EKBM  Q172.5.C45G54 1987 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/31/2011 STATUS
EKDM  Q172.5.C45G54 1987 CEMM/EPD Library/Athens,GA 01/22/2014
Collation xi, 352 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-340) and index.
Contents Notes
The author describes how scientists studying the growth of complexity in nature are discovering order and pattern in chaos. He explains concepts such as nonlinearity, the Butterfly Effect, universal constants, fractals, and strange attractors, and examines the work of scientists such as Mitchell J. Feigenbaum, Edward Lorenz, and Benoit Mandelbrot.