The Resource The collapse of chaos : discovering simplicity in a complex world, Jack Cohen & Ian Stewart

The collapse of chaos : discovering simplicity in a complex world, Jack Cohen & Ian Stewart

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The collapse of chaos : discovering simplicity in a complex world
Title
The collapse of chaos
Title remainder
discovering simplicity in a complex world
Statement of responsibility
Jack Cohen & Ian Stewart
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Collapse of Chaos is the first post-chaos, post-complexity book, a groundbreaking inquiry into how simplicity in nature is generated from chaos and complexity. Rather than asking science's traditional question of how to break the world down into its simplest components, Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart ask something much more interesting: why does simplicity exist at all? Their story combines chaos and complexity and - surprisingly - derives simplicity from the interaction of the two." "The Collapse of Chaos is composed of two parts. The first half is a witty primer, a guided tour of the islands of Truth that have been mapped out by conventional science. This section provides a streamlined and accessible introduction to the central areas of modern science, including cosmology, quantum mechanics, the arrow of time, biological development, evolution, and consciousness. The unorthodox and adventurous second half dives into the Oceans of Ignorance that surround what is known. Educated by the first half to appreciate the subtler issues in the second, the reader is introduced to a novel and even heretical world where unconventional possibilities are explored through conversations with characters such as the Victorian computer scientist Augusta Ada Lovelace and - for the more outlandish scenarios - the alien inhabitants of the planet Zarathustra."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Jack
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175
LC item number
.C613 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stewart, Ian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Simplicity (Philosophy)
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Science
  • Science
  • Simplicity (Philosophy)
  • Chaostheorie
  • Naturwissenschaften
Label
The collapse of chaos : discovering simplicity in a complex world, Jack Cohen & Ian Stewart
Link
https://archive.org/details/collapseofchaosd00cohe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 474-482) 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
1. Simplicity and Complexity -- 2. The Laws of Nature -- 3. The Organization of Development -- 4. The Possibilities of Evolution -- 5. The Origins of Human Understanding -- 6. Systems of Interactive Behavior -- 7. Complexity and Simplicity -- 8. The Nature of Laws -- 9. The Development of Organization -- 10. The Evolution of Possibilities -- 11. The Understanding of Human Origins -- 12. The Behavior of Interactive Systems -- 13. Complicity and Simplexity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9780140246759
Lccn
93033511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29025994
  • (OCoLC)ocm29025994
Label
The collapse of chaos : discovering simplicity in a complex world, Jack Cohen & Ian Stewart
Link
https://archive.org/details/collapseofchaosd00cohe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 474-482) 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
1. Simplicity and Complexity -- 2. The Laws of Nature -- 3. The Organization of Development -- 4. The Possibilities of Evolution -- 5. The Origins of Human Understanding -- 6. Systems of Interactive Behavior -- 7. Complexity and Simplicity -- 8. The Nature of Laws -- 9. The Development of Organization -- 10. The Evolution of Possibilities -- 11. The Understanding of Human Origins -- 12. The Behavior of Interactive Systems -- 13. Complicity and Simplexity
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
495 pages
Isbn
9780140246759
Lccn
93033511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29025994
  • (OCoLC)ocm29025994

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