Introducing Chaos

Introducing Chaos

Graphic Novel - 2008
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If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, does it cause a tornado in Texas?
Chaos theory attempts to answer such baffling questions. The discovery of randomness in apparently predictable physical systems has evolved into a science that declares the universe to be far more unpredictable than we have ever imagined.
Introducing Chaos explains how chaos makes its presence felt in events from the fluctuation of animal populations to the ups and downs of the stock market. It also examines the roots of chaos in modern maths and physics, and explores the relationship between chaos and complexity, the unifying theory which suggests that all complex systems evolve from a few simple rules.
This is an accessible introduction to an astonishing and controversial theory.
Publisher: Thriplow : Icon ; [United States] : Totem Books, 2008
ISBN: 9781848310131
Characteristics: 176 p. : ill. ; 17 cm


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Mar 29, 2017

I'm afraid I have to say that Chaos is a chaotic hot mess of a book. No TOC, incoherent writing, no structure. Just a series of 1 page blog-like posts matched with old-fashioned black and white artwork. Factual errors and hyperbolic statements abound.

Maybe it's meant as an ironic art project, but it's a waste of time if you want to learn anything about chaos theory.


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