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Chance and Chaos

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ISBN-10: 0691021007

ISBN-13: 9780691021003

Edition: 1991

Authors: David Ruelle

List price: $25.95
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How do scientists look at chance, or randomness, and chaos in physical systems? In answering this question for a general audience, Ruelle writes in the best French tradition: he has produced an authoritative and elegant book--a model of clarity, succinctness, and a humor bordering at times on the sardonic.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/25/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.43" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

David Ruelle, a French physicist, is one of the founders of Chaos Theory. In his book, Chance and Chaos, Ruelle explains this theory and how randomness, chance, and chaos play a role in physical systems. This work, one of his better known, is accessible for the common reader, not just the scientist. Other works by Reulle are Chaotic Evolution and Strange Attractors: The Statistical Analysis of Time Series for Deterministic Nonlinear Systems; Meteorological Fluid Dynamics: Asymptotic Modelling, Stability and Chaotic Atmospheric Motion; (for which Reulle was one of the editors); and Dynamical Zeta Functions for Piecewise Monotone Maps of the Interval. The latter is a more technical work of a…