Complexity : the emerging science at the edge of order and chaos

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Complexity : the emerging science at the edge of order and chaos

M. Mitchell Waldrop

(Penguin science)

Penguin, 1994

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First published by Simon & Schuster 1992

Includes bibliographical references (p. [360]-363) and index

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内容説明

In a rarified world of scientific research, a revolution has been brewing. Its activists are not anarchists, but rather Nobel Laureates in physics and economics and pony-tailed graduates, mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world. They have formed an iconoclastic think-tank and their radical idea is to create a new science: complexity. They want to know how a primordial soup of simple molecules managed to turn itself into the first living cell - and what the origin of life some four billion years ago can tell us about the process of technological innovation today. This book is their story - the story of how they have tried to forge what they like to call "the science of the 21st century".

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  • The Irish idea of a hero
  • the revolt of the old Turks
  • secrets of the old one
  • "you guys really believe that?"
  • master of the game
  • life at the edge of chaos
  • peasants under glass
  • waiting for Carnot
  • work in progress.

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