The Collapse of Chaos

Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World

Author: Ian Stewart,Jack Cohen

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141938285

Category: Science

Page: 512

View: 4934

Do we live in a simple or a complex universe? Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart explore the ability of complicated rules to generate simple behaviour in nature through 'the collapse of chaos'. 'The most startling, thought-provoking book I've read all year. I was pleased to learn that most of the things I thought I knew were wrong' -- Terry Pratchett

Systeme, Dynamik, Simulation

Author: Hartmut Bossel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3833409843


Page: 400

View: 8518

Komplexe dynamische Systeme aus Technik, Umwelt und Gesellschaft sind ohne Modellbildung und Computersimulation kaum zu verstehen oder erfolgreich zu lenken. Das hierf r notwendige Wissen wird schrittweise und an konkreten Beispielen entwickelt: Wortmodell, Wirkungsstruktur, Wirkungsbeziehungen, Dimensionsanalyse, Simulationsdiagramm, Simulation, Parameterempfindlichkeit, Globalanalyse, Szenario- und Pfadanalysen, mathematische Systemanalyse, Bewertungskriterien und Bewertung, Optimierung, Systemlenkung und Regelung. F r einfache Simulationen (Schwingungen, S ttigung, Chaos, R uber-Beute-System) wird die auf jedem PC verf gbare Tabellenkalkulation verwendet. Komplexere Modelle (kleines Weltmodell, Rotationspendel, Fischereibetrieb, Balancierer) werden mit frei im Internet verf gbarer professioneller Simulations-Software entwickelt und bearbeitet. Eine kompakte Darstellung der mathematischen Systemtheorie, ein umfangreiches Literaturverzeichnis sowie Kurzbeschreibungen von etwa 100 Simulationsmodellen runden das Buch ab und geben einen berblick ber die breiten Anwendungsm glichkeiten in u.a. Technik und Physik, Klimaforschung und Pflanzenphysiologie, kosystem- und Ressourcenforschung, Betriebswirtschaft und konomie, und bei der Untersuchung gesellschaftlicher Prozesse und der globalen Entwicklung. Geeignet als Lehrbuch und Leitfaden f r Ausbildung und Systemuntersuchungen.

Philosophy of Science: Teach Yourself

Author: Mel Thompson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444157671

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

View: 6600

A modern understanding of the world is unthinkable without science, but what exactly is it? What does it mean to say that something is 'scientific'? How are its results justified? From the genetic basis of life, to the structures of the universe and the atom, TEACH YOURSELF PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE explores how the key ideas that shape our world have been developed. - Investigate the history of science. - Examine scientific method. - Discover key philosophers and scientists. - Explore the impact of science on Western thought.


ein Hörspiel

Author: N.A

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 9783728128669


Page: N.A

View: 7763

Hermeneutic Philosophy of Science, Van Gogh’s Eyes, and God

Essays in Honor of Patrick A. Heelan, S.J.

Author: B.E. Babich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401717672

Category: Science

Page: 500

View: 6750

This richly textured book bridges analytic and hermeneutic and phenomenological philosophy of science. It features unique resources for students of the philosophy and history of quantum mechanics and the Copenhagen Interpretation, cognitive theory and the psychology of perception, the history and philosophy of art, and the pragmatic and historical relationships between religion and science.


Author: Andrzej Górski,Hubert Krotkiewski,Michal Zimecki

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401009813

Category: Medical

Page: 207

View: 9616

This book presents an excellent review of the mechanisms underlying the phenomena of autoimmunity. It provides not only an update of the field's state of the art, but also presents new concepts in the fundamentals and treatment of autoimmune disorders. The finest example of the new approach is understanding the nature of autoimmunity and the treatment of autoimmune diseases is the introductory article. The author opposes the current dogma that autoimmune disorders should be treated with immunosuppressors, and postulates rather the activation of the immune system, which may lead to redirecting the immune response to the protective, Th-2 type of immunity. A series of articles deals with several aspects of the subject, such as the generation, progression, and regulation of autoimmune phenomena. The roles of pathogens, apoptosis, cytokines, complement components, and regulatory T cells are described, as well as the association between the immune and neurohormonal systems in major autoimmune disorders. This is not a textbook, but it is highly recommended for clinicians and university workers, and as supplementary reading for lecturers and students.

South Africa and the Global Hydrogen Economy

The Strategic Role of Platinum Group Metals

Author: Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA)

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 1920655700

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 3212

South Africa and the Global Hydrogen Economy is the publication of a MISTRA research project on the use of strategic minerals in the global putative hydrogen economy. The book highlights the global significance of platinum group metals (PGM) and explores the strategic opportunities that arise out of South Africa's endowment of these strategic resources. From their extraction to their applications in fuel cells, what options are available for the country, the region and the world to better leverage this endowment towards supporting growth and development objectives? In view of their expanding range of applications, do PGM need the hydrogen economy? Conversely, does the hydrogen economy need PGM? Addressed to all industry stakeholders, including those in the public and private sectors, the options explored in this book are based on a thorough analysis of the global dynamics that should inform policy and business models related to PGM.

Soundbite culture

the death of discourse in a wired world

Author: David Slayden,Rita Kirk Whillock

Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9780761908715

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 5646

Drawing on the insights of a distinguished group of international scholars from a variety of disciplines, Soundbite Culture combines theory with case analysis to describe and account for the environment within which discourse has declined, and what has replaced it and why. The authors explore the implications of their premise by investigating various media, their methods, and their social, cultural and political implications. Topics include targeted direct mail campaigns, polling, infomercials, Internet identities, radio talk shows, and film depictions.

Trends in enterprise knowledge management

Author: Imed Boughzala,Jean-Louis Ermine

Publisher: Wiley-ISTE

ISBN: 9781905209033

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 2499

Strategic aspects and underlying principles of knowledge management are discussed in this guide to the effective utilization of the process within organizations. The influence of knowledge management on company performance is analyzed, and advice is given on various ways to achieve specific goals alongside company case-studies.

Teilhard in the 21st Century

The Emerging Spirit of Earth

Author: Arthur Fabel,Donald Patrick St. John

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 4316

Almost fifty years after his death the work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French Jesuit mystic and scientist, continues to shape contemporary work in spirituality, theology, and the interaction of science and religion. These essays show how this giant of the twentieth century sheds light on the most urgent spiritual challenges of our time. Book jacket.

Why Numbers Count

Quantitative Literacy for Tomorrow's America

Author: Lynn Arthur Steen

Publisher: College Board


Category: Reference

Page: 194

View: 8466

Discusses the kind of quantitative skills students will need to reason and solve problems in the computer age

Chaos and society

Author: A. Albert

Publisher: IOS Press ; Sainte-Foy, Quebec : Presses de l'Université du Québec


Category: Computers

Page: 386

View: 1392

The Complexity Challenge

Technological Innovation for the 21st Century

Author: Robert W. Rycroft,Don E. Kash

Publisher: Thomson Learning

ISBN: 9781855676084

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

View: 6592

This book investigates the fundamental rethinking required by the transition to a production system whose guiding intelligence is self-organizing networks. Utilizing an exploding literature in the science of complexity and evolutionary economics, plus six detailed case studies of complex technologies that have experienced repeated innovation, this study identifies distinct innovation patterns and explores what happens when changes in these patterns occur. This volume also identifies the conditions that signal the approach of such changes and investigates the appropriate strategy and policy responses used to deal with them.

(Post) Modern Science (education)

Propositions and Alternative Paths

Author: John A. Weaver,Peter Michael Appelbaum,Marla Morris

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820449104

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 1828

These original essays offer new perspectives for science educators, curriculum theorists, and cultural critics on science education, French post-structural thought, and the science debates. Included in this book are chapters on the work of Bruno Latour, Michel Serres, and Jean Baudrillard, plus chapters on postmodern approaches to science education and critiques of modern scientific assumptions in curriculum development.

Take Control Of Your Life: How to Control Fate, Luck, Chaos, Karma, and Lifes Other Unruly Forces

Author: Shoup-Lenson

Publisher: Mcgraw-hill

ISBN: 9780071352079

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 9420

How to get out from under fate's unpredictable grasp and make your life positive, productive, and happy. "Everyone else has it together; why is life such a struggle for me?" For anyone who has ever felt powerless, here is a proven way to break free from those feelings of cosmic misfortune and achieve unlimited potential. The authors offer a unique approach to taking command of the negative forces that seem beyond our control--fate, bad luck, and karma--and creating a life that brims with positive momentum and growth. Take Control of Your Life presents a transformation process that enables readers to make a friend of chaos increase good luck, get into "the flow", and use decisions to direct their lives toward their goals. Further, it will enable them to put karma on their side and reap its rewards, wield their will and leave a mark on the world, and achieve a state of ease and grace.