Since the dramatic discovery of the mathematical concept of chaos in 1989, the controversy of its contents has settled down. This revised edition of Does God Play Dice? takes a fresh look at its achievements and potential. With a new preface and three completely new chapters, it includes the latest practical applications of chaos theory, such as developing intelligent heart pacemakers. All this provides a fascinating new answer to Einstien's question which provided the title of this book.
Penguin Books Ltd
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26 June 1997
Chaos from order; equations for everything; the laws of error; the last universalist; one-way pendulum; strange attractors; the weather factory; recipe for chaos; sensitive chaos; fig-trees and feigenvalues; the texture of reality; return to Hyperion; the imbalance of nature; beyond the butterfly; Von Neumann's dream; chaos and quantum; farewell, deep thought.
IAN STEWART is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick, as well as the Director of its Interdisciplinary Mathematical Research Programme. He is also Gresham Professor of Geometry at Gresham College, London. He has written or co-authored over sixty books, including The Collapse of Chaos, Fearful Symmetry, and Game, Set and Math (available in Penguin).
Reviews for Does God Play Dice?: The New Mathematics of Chaos
Chaos theory sets out to explain everything, from music to the movements of distant galaxies, based upon probability and randomness. Stewart's book aims to put current ideas into their historical perspectives and provide a clear overview. (Kirkus UK)