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And I have one favorite comic story "Daytripper" which depicts so many alternate deaths a man can die in his life. Those with a background in physics, maths, astronomy or anything along those lines will probably feel they can appreciate some fairly significant concepts in the book. Mitchell Feigenbaum, a theoretical physicist at Los Alamos in the early seventies, and two other scientists working together independently of him, are working on the problem of turbulence and.

Now once the system is no longer periodic or predictable, we expect an erratic behavior which follows no pattern at all.Newton was okay for some things but all these new equations describe just HOW little uncertainties can create huge chaotic messes.

I found it quite informative, especially in communicating what it would perhaps be like working in science at an exciting time. Chaos: Making a New Science, was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1987, and was shortlisted for the Science Book Prize in 1989. Then, you may wind up contemplating how much of that migration was due to Jeff Goldblum's ham-fisted illustrations in "Jurassic Park". This is my 2nd attempt at this book almost 2 years later and the book is still uninteresting as it was before. It came too early which is reflected in the imprecision and shallow quality of Gleick's discussion, which can be frustratingly confusing at times.While some may say this makes it a less informative book, for me this made it one of the most intriguing non-fiction books I have read. I'm moving the rating up a bit after my re-read (on audio) because it wasn't that bad, although I still think it's a bit overrated.

That being said, this felt like a good introduction to the early history of scientists' efforts to understand and explain nonlinear systems and the apparent chaotic behavior observed in natural and man-made systems. The greatest discoveries of the 20th Century physics include Relativity Theory, Quantum Theory and Chaos Theory. Funkcioniše kao uvod i zanimljiva istorija, kao upoznavanje sa nelinearnom dinamikom, ali ne mnogo više od toga. I really do like popular science books, particularly if they are well written, relatively easy to follow and don't leave me feeling like I've been looking over an abyss for hours. To tackle this issue, physicists looked at Turbulence, being the complex phenomenon par excellence, an analogy between the start of turbulence in a stream and the phase transition of liquids provided a good start.It is interesting to contemplate how much of the themes of this book have migrated into the modern cultural consciousness. Half of what draws me to physics, to theory, to Feynman and Fermat, to Wittgenstein and Weber, is the energy that boils beyond the theory.

Of course, we're all, yeah, we use those equations all the time now and it's old hat, but not so long ago, they were totally in left field and none of the big boys wanted to play with them.Chaos theory is a relatively new field in physics, and deals with simple and complex causes that react to one another. Still, a whole lot more could have been done to illustrate the application and implications of the subject. James Gleick (born August 1, 1954) is an American author, journalist, and biographer, whose books explore the cultural ramifications of science and technology.

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