Abstract: A non-technical introduction to chaos theory.
Keywords: book review, science, economics, math, statistics, chaos, nonlinear dynamics, complexity, statistical mechanics, entropy, strange attractors.
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Title: Chance and Chaos
Author: David Ruelle
Publisher: Princeton Publishing Company
Date Published: April 1993
ISBN: 0691021007
Pages: 195
Footnotes: 100
Figures: 10
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Chapter 1: Chance

Chapter 2: Mathematics and Physics

Chapter 3: Probabilities

Chapter 4: Lotteries and Horoscopes

Chapter 5: Classical Determinism

Chapter 6: Games

Chapter 7: Sensitive Dependence on Initial Condition

Chapter 8: Hadamard, Duhem, and Poincare

Chapter 9: Turbulence: Modes

Chapter 10: Turbulence: Strange Attractors

Chapter 11: Chaos: A New Paradigm

Chapter 12: Chaos: Consequences

Chapter 13: Economics

Chapter 14: Historical Evolutions

Chapter 15: Quanta: Conceptual Framework

Chapter 16: Quanta: Counting States

Chapter 17: Entropy

Chapter 18: Irreversibility

Chapter 19: Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Chapter 20: Boiling Water and the Gates of Hell

Chapter 21: Information

Chapter 22: Complexity, Algorithmic

Chapter 23: Complexity and Godel's Theorem

Chapter 24: The True Meaning of Sex

Chapter 25: Intelligence

Chapter 26: Epilogue: Science


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