This book does an outstanding job of demystifying a complex science and blending the technical and the metaphoric." — Anyone who has ever sat through a family holiday dinner knows how multilayered and entangled interactions between ...
Author: Michael R. Butz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Written by three leaders in the field, Strange Attractors explains how the principles of chaos theory can help mental health professionals arrive at a more profound understanding of the dynamics of one of the most complicated non-linear systems - the family. Both a general introduction to chaos theory and a guide to its clinical applications, Strange Attractors details various chaos-based approaches to the assessment and treatment of families.
Author: Harriett Hawkins
Category: Chaotic behavior in systems in literature
Author: William Sleator
Category: Time travel
STRANGE ATTRACTORS Randomness of turbulence instability the incongruity
of oscillation pendulum in equilibrium robust and strange its trajectory rectangle
of dissipation isolation awareness of intricacy absence of intuition is monstrously
Author: James Kirkup
Absorbing and provoking, this is nonfiction to be read in batches and bursts and returned to again and again"--
Author: Edie Meidav
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Has a stunning surprise or lucky encounter ever propelled you in an unanticipated direction? Are you doing what you always thought you would be doing with your life or has some unseen magnetism changed your course? And has that redirection come to seem inevitable? Edie Meidav and Emmalie Dropkin asked leading contemporary writers to consider these questions, which they characterize through the metaphor of "the strange attractor," a scientific theory describing "an inevitable occurrence which arises out of chaos." Meidav's introduction and the thirty-five pieces collected here offer imaginative, arresting, and memorable replies to this query, including guidance from a yellow fish, a typewriter repairman, a cat, a bear, a bicycle, and a Buddhist professor of writing. Absorbing and provoking, this is nonfiction to be read in batches and bursts and returned to again and again"--
Author: Rebecca Goldstein
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
This is science fiction out at the frontier. Maybe beyond the frontier.” —Jack McDevitt
Author: Jeffrey A. Carver
Publisher: Starstream Publications / Book View Cafe
Shipworld! For John Bandicut, Earth is but a memory. Stranded at the edge of the galaxy in a structure populated with beings from a thousand worlds, Bandicut finds unexpected friends—only to be caught up in a cascade of forces that threaten the Shipworld itself. Confronting an entity known as the boojum, Bandicut discovers greater peril than ever in his journey into the unknown. Volume 2 of The Chaos Chronicles, from the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity’s End. Original print publication by Tor Books. REVIEWS: “A dazzling, thrilling, innovative space opera…probably Carver’s best effort to date.” —Kirkus Reviews “An irresistibly readable story line reinforced by fascinating speculative science. Readers who come this far will be hooked for the series’ duration.” —Booklist “Carver’s latest novel showcases his own fertile imagination and his talent for creating a host of engagingly sympathetic characters.” —Library Journal “Carver is at his rousing best in this wild ride into the heart of an enigmatic world beyond the Milky Way. This is science fiction out at the frontier. Maybe beyond the frontier.” —Jack McDevitt
Stewart Dorin Johnson. - - --- - - - - CONTINUOUS MEASURES AND STRANGE
ATTRACTORS IN ONE DIMENSION Vivise A.
Author: Stewart Dorin Johnson
This book, based on lectures given at the Accademia dei Lincei, is an accessible and leisurely account of systems that display a chaotic time evolution.
Author: D. Ruelle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book, based on lectures given at the Accademia dei Lincei, is an accessible and leisurely account of systems that display a chaotic time evolution. This behaviour, though deterministic, has features more characteristic of stochastic systems. The analysis here is based on a statistical technique known as time series analysis and so avoids complex mathematics, yet provides a good understanding of the fundamentals. Professor Ruelle is one of the world's authorities on chaos and dynamical systems and his account here will be welcomed by scientists in physics, engineering, biology, chemistry and economics who encounter nonlinear systems in their research.
Y (I--T) Figure 4 The strange attractor of Figure 3 reconstructed from values of Yt
only. Y, is plotted against itself delayed by a fixed time T: the reconstructed
attractor has many of the same properties as theX-Y portrait of the strange
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An attractor is by definition invariant under a dynamical evolution , and this
creates a self - similarity that is often strikingly visible . In view of both its chaotic
and fractal characters , the Hénon attractor deserves to be called a strange
Author: David Ruelle
Publisher: World Scientific
The present collection of reprints covers the main contributions of David Ruelle, and coauthors, to the theory of chaos and its applications. Several of the papers reproduced here are classics in the field. Others (that were published in less accessible places) may still surprise the reader.The collection contains mathematical articles relevant to chaos, specific articles on the theory, and articles on applications to hydrodynamical turbulence, chemical oscillations, etc.A sound judgement of the value of techniques and applications is crucial in the interdisciplinary field of chaos. For a critical assessment of what has been achieved in this area, the present volume is an invaluable contribution.
Author: Damien Broderick
Category: Science fiction, Australian
Corsanon's warriors are a vanished race ... or so Rosette thought.
Author: Kim Falconer
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
Category: Fantasy fiction
Corsanon's warriors are a vanished race ... or so Rosette thought. Then the portal drops her in the middle of an armed legion. Before she and Drayco can escape, Teg is injured and the Sword Master imprisoned. The glamour she spins to rescue her father sets in motion a series of events that may sunder Earth and Gaela forever.
Strange Attractors is made up of nine stories, often rooted in reality but with a dark, eerie element of the fantastic.
Author: Tom Henighan
Publisher: Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Pub
In the tradition of Poe, Ambrose Bierce and Ray Bradbury, Tom Henighan skillfully explores the twilight realm where the tilt of reality toward chaos suggests a new kind of order. Strange Attractors is made up of nine stories, often rooted in reality but with a dark, eerie element of the fantastic. Enter a world where: a Canadian missionary re-enacts Eden among the ghostly Tasaday; a son plots to kill his robotic mother; a child has a Christmas Eve visit from a talking rat and three rather unsatisfactory wise men; the Earth is gripped by a new ice age; and enter a future where women have forgotten men.
The third type of attractor in Eq . 1 is much less familiar and , in fact , is called a
strange attractor , a term first introduced by David Ruelle . These strange
attractors ( also called chaotic attractors ) occur in Eq . 1 for certain values of a >
Author: Julien C. Sprott
Publisher: M & T Books
Chaos and fractals are new mathematical ideas that have revolutionized our view of the world. They have application in virtually every academic discipline. This book shows examples of the artistic beauty that can arise from very simple equations, and teaches the reader how to produce an endless variety of such patterns. Disk includes a full working version of the program.
The authors explore the origin of multidimensional strange attractors and their role in describing turbulence.
Author: I. S. Aranson
Publisher: CRC Press
The authors explore the origin of multidimensional strange attractors and their role in describing turbulence. It includes an analytical estimation of the deminsions of strange attractors for models described by differential-difference equations and discusses the conditions in which space-homogeneous chaos is stable with respect to random perturbations in flow systems.
For some parameter values, numerically computed solutions of the equations oscillate, apparently forever, in the pseudo-random way we now call "chaotic"; this is the main reason for the immense amount of interest generated by the equations ...
Author: Colin Sparrow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The equations which we are going to study in these notes were first presented in 1963 by E. N. Lorenz. They define a three-dimensional system of ordinary differential equations that depends on three real positive parameters. As we vary the parameters, we change the behaviour of the flow determined by the equations. For some parameter values, numerically computed solutions of the equations oscillate, apparently forever, in the pseudo-random way we now call "chaotic"; this is the main reason for the immense amount of interest generated by the equations in the eighteen years since Lorenz first presented them. In addition, there are some parameter values for which we see "preturbulence", a phenomenon in which trajectories oscillate chaotically for long periods of time before finally settling down to stable stationary or stable periodic behaviour, others in which we see "intermittent chaos", where trajectories alternate be tween chaotic and apparently stable periodic behaviours, and yet others in which we see "noisy periodicity", where trajectories appear chaotic though they stay very close to a non-stable periodic orbit. Though the Lorenz equations were not much studied in the years be tween 1963 and 1975, the number of man, woman, and computer hours spent on them in recent years - since they came to the general attention of mathematicians and other researchers - must be truly immense.
Hénon's strange attractor 2 1.5 1 0.5 y 0 –0.5 –1 –1.5 –2 –2 –1.5 –1 –0.5 0 0.5 1
1.5 2 x Figure 18.10 The first 104 points of the strange attractor of Hénon's map (
18.13) with A = 1.4 and B = 0.3 and (x0, y0) = (0,0). Attractors of fractal dimension
Author: Kevin Cahill
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Unique in its clarity, examples, and range, Physical Mathematics explains simply and succinctly the mathematics that graduate students and professional physicists need to succeed in their courses and research. The book illustrates the mathematics with numerous physical examples drawn from contemporary research. This second edition has new chapters on vector calculus, special relativity and artificial intelligence and many new sections and examples. In addition to basic subjects such as linear algebra, Fourier analysis, complex variables, differential equations, Bessel functions, and spherical harmonics, the book explains topics such as the singular value decomposition, Lie algebras and group theory, tensors and general relativity, the central limit theorem and Kolmogorov's theorems, Monte Carlo methods of experimental and theoretical physics, Feynman's path integrals, and the standard model of cosmology.