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Published: 16 April 2007

176 Pages | 15 b/w illus.

4-1/2 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780192853783

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Chaos: A Very Short Introduction

Lenny Smith

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides a prime opportunity for mathematical lay people to finally get a clear understanding of the fascinating concept of chaos
  • Offers readers an explanation of why chaos is important and how it differs from the idea of randomness
  • Uses examples from mathematics, physics, philosophy, as well as real life applications, such as the weather forecast, a pendulum, a coin toss, mass transit, politics, and the role of chaos in gambling and the stock market