Bigger Than Chaos
Understanding Complexity Through Probability
By (author) Michael Strevens
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Bigger Than Chaos by Michael Strevens
Book DescriptionMany complex systems - from immensely complicated ecosystems to minute assemblages of molecules - surprise us with their simple behaviour. Consider, for instance, the snowflake, in which a great number of water molecules arrange themselves in patterns with six-way symmetry. How is it that molecules moving seemingly at random become organized according to the simple, six-fold rule? How do the comings, goings, meetings, and eatings of individual animals add up to the simple dynamics of ecosystem populations?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674022591
(227mm x 144mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Michael Strevens
Michael Strevens is Associate Professor of Philosophy at New York University.
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