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Everyday Chaos: The Mathematics of Unpredictability, from the Weather to the Stock Market
 

Everyday Chaos: The Mathematics of Unpredictability, from the Weather to the Stock Market (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Clegg, Brian

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Chaos and complexity explained, with illuminating examples ranging from unpredictable pendulums to London's wobbly Millennium Bridge. The math we are taught in school is precise and only deals with simple situations. Reality is far more complex. Trying to understand a system with... multiple interacting components--the weather, for example, or the human body, or the stock market--means dealing with two factors: chaos and complexity. If we don't understand these two essential subjects, we can't understand the real world. In Everyday Chaos, Brian Clegg explains chaos and complexity for the general reader, with an accessible, engaging text and striking full-color illustrations.
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ISBN 9780262539692
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780262539692
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher MIT Press Ltd
Imprint MIT Press
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Clegg, Brian
Category Mathematical Foundations
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 241mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 003.857
Weight 615g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mathematics, Chaotic behavior in systems, Probabilities
NBS Text Mathematics
ONIX Text General/trade

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