The Resource Celestial encounters : the origins of chaos and stability, Florin Diacu and Philip Holmes

Celestial encounters : the origins of chaos and stability, Florin Diacu and Philip Holmes

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Celestial encounters : the origins of chaos and stability
Title
Celestial encounters
Title remainder
the origins of chaos and stability
Statement of responsibility
Florin Diacu and Philip Holmes
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Celestial Encounters is for anyone who has ever wondered about the foundations of chaos. In 1888, the 34-year-old Henri Poincare submitted a paper that was to change the course of science, but not before it underwent significant changes itself. "The Three-Body Problem and the Equations of Dynamics" won a prize sponsored by King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway and the journal Acta Mathematica, but after accepting the prize, Poincare found a serious mistake in his work. While correcting it, he discovered the phenomenon of chaos. Starting with the story of Poincare's work, Florin Diacu and Philip Holmes trace the history of attempts to solve the problems of celestial mechanics first posed in Isaac Newton's Principia in 1686. In describing how mathematical rigor was brought to bear on one of our oldest fascinations--the motions of the heavens--they introduce the people whose ideas led to the flourishing field now called nonlinear dynamics. In presenting the modern theory of dynamical systems, the models underlying much of modern science are described pictorially, using the geometrical language invented by Poincare
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-2018
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Diacu, Florin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QB362.M3
LC item number
D53 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1945-
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Holmes, Philip
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Many-body problem
  • Chaotic behavior in systems
  • Celestial mechanics
  • Mécanique céleste
  • Problème à N-corps
  • Système dynamique
  • Chaos
  • Celestial mechanics
  • Chaotic behavior in systems
  • Many-body problem
  • Hemelmechanica
  • Veel-deeltjes-systemen
  • Problème à N corps
  • Chaos (théorie des systèmes)
  • Mécanique céleste
Label
Celestial encounters : the origins of chaos and stability, Florin Diacu and Philip Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • [ch]. 5.
  • KAM theory
  • [ch]. 1.
  • Great discovery: and a mistake
  • [ch]. 2.
  • Symbolic dynamics
  • [ch]. 3.
  • Collisions and other singularities
  • [ch]. 4.
  • Stability
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780691027432
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
96000108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34114833
  • (OCoLC)ocm34114833
Label
Celestial encounters : the origins of chaos and stability, Florin Diacu and Philip Holmes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • [ch]. 5.
  • KAM theory
  • [ch]. 1.
  • Great discovery: and a mistake
  • [ch]. 2.
  • Symbolic dynamics
  • [ch]. 3.
  • Collisions and other singularities
  • [ch]. 4.
  • Stability
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 233 pages
Isbn
9780691027432
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
96000108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34114833
  • (OCoLC)ocm34114833

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