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Author Smith, Leonard A.

Title Chaos : a very short introduction / Leonard A. Smith.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  003.857 SMI    AVAILABLE
 Highland CC Easy Readers - HCCY-13  Q 172.5 .C45 S54 2007    AVAILABLE
Description 180 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Very short introductions ; 159
Very short introductions ; 159.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-171) and index.
Contents 1. The emergence of chaos -- 2. Exponential growth, nonlinearity, common sense -- 3. Chaos in context : determinism, randomness, and noise -- 4. Chaos in mathematical models -- 5. Fractals, strange attractors, and dimension(s) -- 6. Quantifying the dynamics of uncertainty -- 7. Real numbers, real observations, and computers -- 8. Sorry, wrong number : statistics and chaos -- 9. Predictability : does chaos constrain our forecasts? -- 10. Applied chaos : can we see through our models? -- 11. Philosophy in chaos.
Subject Chaotic behavior in systems -- Popular works.
ISBN 0192853783
9780192853783

 
    
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