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Alternate Realities: Mathematical Models of Nature and Man

John L. Casti
Publisher: 
John Wiley
Publication Date: 
1989
Number of Pages: 
493
Format: 
Hardcover
Price: 
150.00
ISBN: 
978-0471618423
Category: 
Textbook
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The Basic Library List Committee strongly recommends this book for acquisition by undergraduate mathematics libraries.

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The Ways of Modelmaking: Natural Systems and Formal Mathematical Representations.

Pattern and the Emergence of Living Forms: Cellular Automata and Discrete Dynamics.

The Analytical Engine: A Newtonian View of Brains, Minds and Mechanisms.

Catastrophes and Life: The Singularities of Ecological and Natural Resource Systems.

Order in Chaos: Turbulence and Pattern in the Flow of Fluids, Populations and Money.

Strategies for Survival: Competition, Games and the Theory of Evolution.

Taming Nature and Man: Control, Anticipation and Adaptation in Social and Biological Processes.

The Geometry of Human Affairs: Connective Structure in Art, Literature and Games of Chance.

How Do We Know?: Myths, Models and Paradigms in the Creation of Beliefs.

Discussion Questions.

Problems and Exercises.

Notes and References.

Index.

Dummy View - NOT TO BE DELETED