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6/15/2015 1:48:53 AM Posted: 2 years ago I am not too good at math, but I am growing more and more interested in chaos theory. I am wondering if anyone knows any good books on chaos theory and the mathematics behind it that I can read to learn about it? Thanks in advance.
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6/15/2015 6:54:58 AM Posted: 2 years ago SNP, not a text, but what looks like an interesting documentary, linked at right. Entitled
High Anxieties - The Mathematics of Chaos and broadcast by the BBC, if you haven't seen it, at 59min, I hope it might be useful. |

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6/15/2015 8:17:59 AM Posted: 2 years ago At 6/15/2015 1:48:53 AM, SNP1 wrote: It really depends on what your background in math is. |

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6/15/2015 10:16:30 AM Posted: 2 years ago At 6/15/2015 8:17:59 AM, UndeniableReality wrote:At 6/15/2015 1:48:53 AM, SNP1 wrote: Some calculus, though not too much. #TheApatheticNihilistPartyofAmerica #WarOnDDO |

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6/15/2015 12:50:08 PM Posted: 2 years ago At 6/15/2015 1:48:53 AM, SNP1 wrote: Well...It is going to be a tad difficult to delve into Chaos too deeply without encountering at least a little bit of Math--as it IS a branch of Mathematics. Since Chaos deals with how tiny variations in initial conditions of a given system can have a significant outcome on the final product, you are going to run into some Math on "rates of change." Thus, a bit of Calculus. And some Thermodynamics; as well a probability theory. Bayesian stuff, and some Statistical Math, too. But I just finished a pretty good and reader-friendly (minimal math) book on Choas last month by a guy named Garnett Williams, called "Chaos Theory Tamed."Here it is, along with some others............... http://www.amazon.com... http://www.amazon.com... Science Flies Us to the Moon. Religion Flies us Into Skyscrapers. |

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6/15/2015 1:13:53 PM Posted: 2 years ago At 6/15/2015 10:16:30 AM, SNP1 wrote:At 6/15/2015 8:17:59 AM, UndeniableReality wrote: I think you need a minimum of linear algebra (understanding vector spaces), vector calculus, partial and ordinary differential equations, basic topology and graph theory, and some introductory probability theory to learn chaos theory in a rigorous way. However, my school teaches a course that introduces chaos theory in 3rd year, and the only prerequisite is advanced calculus (calculus 3 for pure math students). I've never taught it or TAed for it, so I don't know exactly what it covers. If you're looking for more of a layperson's book on chaos theory, I have no idea, but SoM had a suggestion, and hopefully it is a good one. |

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6/15/2015 4:07:14 PM Posted: 2 years ago Synchronicity strikes again! LOL
I just got back from lunch and a co-worker was reading this in the cafeteria....... She says it is fun and has minimal of the dreaded math............. I have read Gleick before, and he IS good at writing for non-science guys. here it is........... https://www.goodreads.com... Science Flies Us to the Moon. Religion Flies us Into Skyscrapers. |