The Resource Mathematics and the unexpected, Ivar Ekeland ; with a foreword by Felix E. Browder

Mathematics and the unexpected, Ivar Ekeland ; with a foreword by Felix E. Browder

Label
Mathematics and the unexpected
Title
Mathematics and the unexpected
Statement of responsibility
Ivar Ekeland ; with a foreword by Felix E. Browder
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this brief treatise, Ekelund explains some philosophical implications of recent mathematics. He examines randomness, the geometry involved in making predictions, and why general trends are easy to project, but particulars are practically impossible
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ekeland, I.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA614.58
LC item number
.E3413 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Catastrophes (Mathematics)
  • Catastrophes, Théorie des
  • Catastrophes (Mathematics)
  • Temps
  • Katastrophentheorie
  • Catastrophes, Théorie des
  • Katastrophentheorie
Label
Mathematics and the unexpected, Ivar Ekeland ; with a foreword by Felix E. Browder
Link
https://archive.org/details/mathematicsunexp00ekel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Le calcul, l'imprévu
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 139
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The music of the spheres: The marvel of Kepler's laws -- Celestial mechanics -- Classical determinism -- 2. The shattered crystal: The impossible calculations -- Poincaré's contribution -- Deterministic but random -- Unstable but stable -- 3. The comeback of geometry: A word of warning -- Dissipative systems -- Catastrophes -- Theory -- A critique -- 4. Back to the beginning -- Appendix 1. Prelude and fugue on a theme by Poincaré -- Appendix 2. The Feigenbaum bifurcation
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 146 pages
Isbn
9780226199894
Lccn
87030230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)17104610
Label
Mathematics and the unexpected, Ivar Ekeland ; with a foreword by Felix E. Browder
Link
https://archive.org/details/mathematicsunexp00ekel
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Le calcul, l'imprévu
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 139
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The music of the spheres: The marvel of Kepler's laws -- Celestial mechanics -- Classical determinism -- 2. The shattered crystal: The impossible calculations -- Poincaré's contribution -- Deterministic but random -- Unstable but stable -- 3. The comeback of geometry: A word of warning -- Dissipative systems -- Catastrophes -- Theory -- A critique -- 4. Back to the beginning -- Appendix 1. Prelude and fugue on a theme by Poincaré -- Appendix 2. The Feigenbaum bifurcation
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 146 pages
Isbn
9780226199894
Lccn
87030230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)17104610

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