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Mathematics and The Unexpected

Ivar Ekeland
Publisher: 
University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 
1990
Number of Pages: 
154
Format: 
Paperback
Price: 
16.00
ISBN: 
0226199908
Category: 
General
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 Foreword by Felix E. Browder
Introduction
1. The Music of the Spheres
The Marvel of Kepler's Laws
Celestial Mechanics
Classical Determinism
2. The Shattered Crystal
The Impossible Calculations
Poincaré's Contribution
Deterministic but Random
Unstable but Stable
3. The Comeback of Geometry
A Word of Warning
Dissipative Systems
Catastrophes
Theory
A Critique
4. Back to the Beginning
Appendix 1. Prelude and Fugue on a Theme by Poincaré
Appendix 2. The Feigenbaum Bifurcation
Bibliography
Index

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