Author: Flavio Lorenzelli
Publisher: CRC Press
The study of chaotic systems has become a major scientific pursuit in recent years, shedding light on the apparently random behaviour observed in fields as diverse as climatology and mechanics. InThe Essence of Chaos Edward Lorenz, one of the founding fathers of Chaos and the originator of its seminal concept of the Butterfly Effect, presents his own landscape of our current understanding of the field. Lorenz presents everyday examples of chaotic behaviour, such as the toss of a coin, the pinball's path, the fall of a leaf, and explains in elementary mathematical strms how their essentially chaotic nature can be understood. His principal example involved the construction of a model of a board sliding down a ski slope. Through this model Lorenz illustrates chaotic phenomena and the related concepts of bifurcation and strange attractors. He also provides the context in which chaos can be related to the similarly emergent fields of nonlinearity, complexity and fractals. As an early pioneer of chaos, Lorenz also provides his own story of the human endeavour in developing this new field. He describes his initial encounters with chaos through his study of climate and introduces many of the personalities who contributed early breakthroughs. His seminal paper, "Does the Flap of a Butterfly's Wing in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?" is published for the first time.
Author: Visarath In,Longhini Patrick,Palacios Antonio
Category: Technology & Engineering
This book presents collaborative research works carried out by experimentalists and theorists around the world in the field of nonlinear dynamical systems. It provides a forum for applications of nonlinear systems while solving practical problems in science and engineering. Topics include: Applied Nonlinear Optics, Sensor, Radar & Communication Signal Processing, Nano Devices, Nonlinear Biomedical Applications, Circuits & Systems, Coupled Nonlinear Oscillator, Precision Timing Devices, Networks, and other contemporary topics in the general field of Nonlinear Science. This book provides a comprehensive report of the various research projects presented at the International Conference on Applications in Nonlinear Dynamics (ICAND 2016) held in Denver, Colorado, 2016. It can be a valuable tool for scientists and engineering interested in connecting ideas and methods in nonlinear dynamics with actual design, fabrication and implementation of engineering applications or devices.>
Novus Ordo Scientifico-Technologicus. QUALB Coeptis New Order Scientific-Technological. QUALB Cooperates
Author: V. Alexander STEFAN
Publisher: Stefan University Press
V. Alexander STEFAN The Open World MANIFESTO Novus Ordo Scientifico-Technologicus. QUALB Coeptis New Order Scientific-Technological. QUALB Cooperates CONTENTS BOOK 1 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: A New Earth and a New Atlantis Universe: Our Very Own 393 BOOK 2 HUMAN BEINGS; OUR ID-NUMBERS; OUR CONSCIOUSNESS of TIME 558 BOOK 3 FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, and PLURALISM: The Dawning of the Terrestrial Civilization 618 BOOK 4 THE AGE OF EDUCATION: CREATIVE EDUCATION versus DRILL EDUCATION 699 BOOK 5 HUMAN BEING and QUALB the GIVER, the SUPREME BEING: Science/Technology and Religion 754
From Determinism to Complexity
Author: Yves Guermond
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This title focuses on the evolution of the modeling process and on new research perspectives in theoretical and applied geography, as well as spatial planning. In the last 50 years, the achievements of spatial analysis models opened the way to a new understanding of the relationship between society and geographical space. In this book, these models are confronted by the real conditions of territorial prospect, regional dynamism, cultural policy, HMO, and spatial segregation. This confrontation takes into account the instability of social behavior and the permanence of partial determinist trajectories.
An Introduction to Dynamical Systems
Author: Kathleen Alligood,Tim Sauer,J.A. Yorke
BACKGROUND Sir Isaac Newton hrought to the world the idea of modeling the motion of physical systems with equations. It was necessary to invent calculus along the way, since fundamental equations of motion involve velocities and accelerations, of position. His greatest single success was his discovery that which are derivatives the motion of the planets and moons of the solar system resulted from a single fundamental source: the gravitational attraction of the hodies. He demonstrated that the ohserved motion of the planets could he explained hy assuming that there is a gravitational attraction he tween any two ohjects, a force that is proportional to the product of masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. The circular, elliptical, and parabolic orhits of astronomy were v INTRODUCTION no longer fundamental determinants of motion, but were approximations of laws specified with differential equations. His methods are now used in modeling motion and change in all areas of science. Subsequent generations of scientists extended the method of using differ ential equations to describe how physical systems evolve. But the method had a limitation. While the differential equations were sufficient to determine the behavior-in the sense that solutions of the equations did exist-it was frequently difficult to figure out what that behavior would be. It was often impossible to write down solutions in relatively simple algebraic expressions using a finite number of terms. Series solutions involving infinite sums often would not converge beyond some finite time.
B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York
Author: Joseph G. Schloss
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Performing Arts
B-boying is a form of Afro-diasporic competitive dance that developed in the Bronx, NY in the early 1970s. Widely - though incorrectly - known as "breakdancing," it is often dismissed as a form of urban acrobatics set to music. In reality, however, b-boying is a deeply traditional and profoundly expressive art form that has been passed down from teacher to student for almost four decades. Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York offers the first serious study of b-boying as both unique dance form and a manifestation of the most fundamental principles of hip-hop culture. Drawing on anthropological and historical research, interviews and personal experience as a student of the dance, Joseph Schloss presents a nuanced picture of b-boying and its social context. From the dance's distinctive musical repertoire and traditional educational approaches to its complex stylistic principles and secret battle strategies, Foundation illuminates a previously unexamined thread in the complex tapestry that is contemporary hip-hop.
Overcoming Secondary Disabilities
Author: Ann Streissguth,Jonathan Kanter
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Category: Health & Fitness
In the first book of its kind, experts describe how to help people with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. A summary of recent findings and recommendations is presented by the team who conducted the largest study ever done on people of all ages with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects. Twenty-one experts from the fields of human services, education, and criminal justice respond by describing their solutions to this problem of a birth defect that targets the brain and has lifelong consequences. Some of the most crippling secondary disabilities that people with FAS/FAE face include mental health problems, disrupted school experience, inappropriate sexual behavior, trouble with the law, alcohol and drug problems, difficulty caring for their children, and homelessness. This book acknowledges the diverse and multifaceted needs of people with FAS/FAE across the lifespan. It will be valuable for parents and the many professionals working with people with FAS/FAE.
Author: John Blacking
Publisher: University of Washington Press
This important study in ethnomusicology is an attempt by the author -- a musician who has become a social anthropologist -- to compare his experiences of music-making in different cultures. He is here presenting new information resulting from his research into African music, especially among the Venda. Venda music, he discovered is in its way no less complex in structure than European music. Literacy and the invention of nation may generate extended musical structures, but they express differences of degree, and not the difference in kind that is implied by the distinction between ?art? and ?folk? music. Many, if not all, of music's essential processes may be found in the constitution of the human body and in patterns of interaction of human bodies in society. Thus all music is structurally, as well as functionally, ?folk? music in the sense that music cannot be transmitted of have meaning without associations between people. If John Blacking's guess about the biological and social origins of music is correct, or even only partly correct, it would generate new ideas about the nature of musicality, the role of music in education and its general role in societies which (like the Venda in the context of their traditional economy) will have more leisure time as automation increases.
Stories from Science, the Sacred, and a Wise Planet
Author: David La Chapelle
Publisher: New Society Pub
Inspired by the dramatic impact humans are having upon the Earth, and the widespread despair people feel because of this. It addresses the challenge of navigating the accelerating pace of change effectively so that we can live more sustainably on the Earth through the medium of stories told from modern science, esoteric and spiritual traditions, and from Earth wisdom. By integrating these often-strange bedfellows, this book presents a compelling case that humankind can create a future more in harmony with the Earth. Believing that that the solutions to external problems are often to be found in our own inner lives, the author explores the relationship between ecology, visionary experience, inspiration, creative and scientific inquiries, and the gifts of indigenous peoples. This book puts forward two propositions: first, that our problems can be solved by synthesising the best wisdom from a variety of disparate traditions; and, second, that individuals have the power to tap into realms of insight and understanding that can help re-pattern our world in a more harmonious way. Interludes highlight the contributions of great thinkers and doers from history to the overall 'navigation' process; "Navigator's Toolbox" sections recapitulate key lessons from the book's stories; and detailed resource lists include a wide range of books and web sites. A book of stories that tell a larger story,the book will appeal to a broad audience of educators, environmentalists, and all concerned to integrate the spiritual with the scientific.
Author: Declan Mulhall
Category: Hamiltonian systems
Author: J. M. T. Thompson,H. B. Stewart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Nonlinear dynamics and chaos involves the study of apparent random happenings within a system or process. The subject has wide applications within mathematics, engineering, physics and other physical sciences. Since the bestselling first edition was published, there has been a lot of new research conducted in the area of nonlinear dynamics and chaos. * Expands on the bestselling, highly regarded first edition * A new chapter which will cover the new research in the area since first edition * Glossary of terms and a bibliography have been added * All figures and illustrations will be 'modernised' * Comprehensive and systematic account of nonlinear dynamics and chaos, still a fast-growing area of applied mathematics * Highly illustrated * Excellent introductory text, can be used for an advanced undergraduate/graduate course text
Author: Todd Burpo
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
The best-selling book about heaven that has changed the world is now a DVD-based conversation kit for churches and small groups. In addition to learning more about what the Bible teaches about heaven, groups will hear first-hand from the Burpo family about Colton's experience in heaven and the way it has changed their lives. Each video session features Todd, Sonja, and Colton, and is filmed interview-style with Natalie Tysdal, the Denver FOX/CW News reporter whose initial interview with the family has gone viral on the internet. The Conversation Guide will take group members through key Bible passages about heaven, helping them understand more about who goes to heaven, when they go there, and what heaven is like. Features include: 5 sessions of study for group members For use with DVD sessions (ISBN 9781418550660) Conversation Guide written for both believers and non-believers in accessible language to help group members discover what the Bible teaches about heaven
Author: T. D. Lee
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Discusses mirror symmetry, a symmetries, time reversal, vacuum as a physical medium, spontaneous symmetry breaking, particles, and quarks.
Author: Leonard Smith
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system of cause and effect can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behaviour, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. Our growing understanding of Chaos Theory is having fascinating applications in the real world - from technology to global warming, politics, human behaviour, and even gambling on the stock market. Leonard Smith shows that we all have an intuitive understanding of chaotic systems. He uses accessible maths and physics (replacing complex equations with simple examples like pendulums, railway lines, and tossing coins) to explain the theory, and points to numerous examples in philosophy and literature (Edgar Allen Poe, Chang-Tzu, Arthur Conan Doyle) that illuminate the problems. The beauty of fractal patterns and their relation to chaos, as well as the history of chaos, and its uses in the real world and implications for the philosophy of science are all discussed in this Very Short Introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming
Author: Paul N. Edwards
Publisher: MIT Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Global warming skeptics often fall back on the argument that the scientific case for global warming is all model predictions, nothing but simulation; they warn us that we need to wait for real data, "sound science." In A Vast Machine Paul Edwards has news for these skeptics: without models, there are no data. Today, no collection of signals or observations -- even from satellites, which can "see" the whole planet with a single instrument -- becomes global in time and space without passing through a series of data models. Everything we know about the world's climate we know through models. Edwards offers an engaging and innovative history of how scientists learned to understand the atmosphere -- to measure it, trace its past, and model its future.
Author: Denny Gulick
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College