Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Complexity, Chaos, and Biological Evolution
Foyalty 218

Complexity, Chaos, and Biological Evolution (Hardback)

£72.00
Usually despatched within 2 weeks.

Synopsis

From time to time, perhaps a few times each century, a revolution occurs that questions some of our basic beliefs and sweeps across otherwise well guarded disciplinary boundaries. These are the periods when science is fun, when new paradigms have to be formulated, and when young scientists can do serious work without first having to acquire all the knowledge of their teachers. The emergence of nonlinear science appears to be one such revolution. In a surprising manner, this new science has disclosed a number of misconceptions in our traditional understanding of determinism. In particular, it has been shown that the notion of predictability, according to which the trajectory of a system can be precisely determined if one knows the equations of motion and the initial conditions, is related to textbook examples of simple; integrable systems. This predictability does not extend to nonlinear, conservative systems in general. Dissipative systems can also show unpredictability, provided that the motion is sustained by externally supplied energy and/or resources. These discoveries, and the associated discovery that even relatively simple nonlinear systems can show extremely complex behavior, have brought about an unprecedented feeling of common interest among scientists from many different disciplines. During the last decade or two we have come to understand that there are universal routes to chaos, we have learned about stretching and folding, and we have discovered the beautiful fractal geometry underlying chaotic attractors.

Science & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesBio-ethicsScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesEvolutionScience & MathematicsGeographyBiogeographyScience & MathematicsPhysicsScience & MathematicsPhysicsApplied physicsBiophysics Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media Publication Date: 31/01/1992 ISBN-13: 9780306440267  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched within 2 weeks. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

More books by Erik Mosekilde

More books by Lis Mosekilde

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Paramagnetism in Experimental...
(Hardback)
Claudio Luchinat; Giacomo Parigi;...
 
 
£159.00
 
Biological Small Angle Scattering:...
(Hardback)
Eaton E. Lattman; Thomas D. Grant;...
 
 
£65.00
 
NanoBioMaterials
(Hardback)
Bhupinder Singh
 
 
£145.00
 
Molecular Machines: A Materials...
(Hardback)
Giovanni Zocchi
 
 
£50.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close