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Edgeware: Lessons from Complexity Science for Health Care Leaders

Edgeware: Lessons from Complexity Science for Health Care Leaders Lowest new price: $27.17
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Author: Brenda Zimmerman
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This publication is the first book to address complexity science in health care. It represents a revolutionary new way for health care leaders to think about how they engage employees, work with physicians, manage unmanageably complex tasks and plan for an uncertain future. But it's not for health care workers only - this book is useful to anyone interested in how complexity science is changing not only business management, but also how many disciplines of science relate to one another. Complexity science reframes our view of many systems that are only partially understood by traditional scientific methods. Systems as apparently diverse as stock markets, human bodies, ecosystems, immune systems, termite colonies and hospitals seem to share some patterns of behavior. These patterns provide insights into sustainability, viability, and innovation.

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A First Course in Dynamics: with a Panorama of Recent Developments

A First Course in Dynamics: with a Panorama of Recent Developments Lowest new price: $59.95
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Author: Boris Hasselblatt
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The theory of dynamical systems has given rise to the vast new area variously called applied dynamics, nonlinear science, or chaos theory. This introductory text covers the central topological and probabilistic notions in dynamics ranging from Newtonian mechanics to coding theory. The only prerequisite is a basic undergraduate analysis course. The authors use a progression of examples to present the concepts and tools for describing asymptotic behavior in dynamical systems, gradually increasing the level of complexity. Subjects include contractions, logistic maps, equidistribution, symbolic dynamics, mechanics, hyperbolic dynamics, strange attractors, twist maps, and KAM-theory.

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Symmetry in Chaos: A Search for Pattern in Mathematics, Art, and Nature

Symmetry in Chaos: A Search for Pattern in Mathematics, Art, and Nature Lowest new price: $36.96
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Author: Michael Field

Chaotic dynamics (known popularly as chaos theory or, more simply, chaos) is among the most fascinating new fields in modern science, revolutionizing our understanding of order and pattern in nature. Symmetry, a traditional and highly developed area of mathematics, would seem to lie at the opposite end of the spectrum. From the branching of trees to the rose windows of great cathedrals, symmetric patterns seem the antithesis of such chaotic systems as weather patterns. And yet, scientists are now finding connections between these two areas, connections which could have profound consequences for our understanding of the physical world. In Symmetry in Chaos, mathematicians Michael Field and Martin Golubitsky offer an engaging look at where these two fields meet. In the process, they have generated mathematically a series of stunning computer images linking symmetry and chaos.
Field and Golubitsky describe how a chaotic process eventually can lead to symmetric patterns (in a river, for instance, photographs of the turbulent movement of eddies, taken over time, often reveal patterns on average) and they provide clear explanations of the science that lies behind the generation of these pictures. And the images they generate are spectacular. Because of the symmetry, these full-color and black-and-white images--some chaotic and some fractal--have a surprisingly classical appearance. Indeed, through comparisons with pictures from nature, such as sea shells and flowers, and decorative designs ranging from Islamic motifs to contemporary graphic logos to ceramic tiles, the authors highlight the familiar yet unusual nature of these mysterious pictures. Finally, the book features an appendix containing several BASIC programs, which will enable home computer owners to experiment with similar images.
This lavishly illustrated, oversized volume offers both a fascinating glimpse of the frontier of modern science and a stunning collection of remarkable images. Symmetry in Chaos will intrigue science buffs as well as anyone interested in decorative art and pattern design.

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Organizational Change Complex Systems

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Author: Marcelo Alonso
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Book by Alonso, Marcelo

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Complexification: Explaining a Paradoxical World Through the Science of Surprise

Complexification: Explaining a Paradoxical World Through the Science of Surprise Lowest new price: $4.72
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Author: John L. Casti

A mathematician explores how complexity arises, showing how the universe consists of unpredictable ""dynamical systems"" so subtle that human logic cannot fathom them and laying the groundwork for a ""Science of Surprise."" 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Timeless Wisdom from the Science of Change

Seven Life Lessons of Chaos: Timeless Wisdom from the Science of Change Lowest new price: $6.58
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Author: John Briggs

The predicament of all life is uncertainty.

While humans have had to deal with chaos since ancient times, only recent has science recognized it as a fundamental force in the universe.

Chaos, theory, originally used to understand the movements that create thunderstorms, raging rivers, and hurricanes, is now being applied to everything from medicine to warfare to social dynamics and theories about how organizations form and change. Chaos is evolving from a scientific theory into a cultural metaphor. As a metaphor it allows us to query some of our most cherished assumptions and encourages us to ask fresh questions about reality.

Our modern society has been obsessed with conquering and scientifically controlling the world around us. However, chaotic, nonlinear systems--such as nature, society, and our individual lives--lie beyond all our attempts to predict, manipulate, and control them. Chaos suggests that instead of resisting life's uncertainties, we should embrace the possibilities they offer.

In this groundbreaking new book, John Briggs and F. David Peat unfold seven lessons for embracing chaos in daily life:

  1. Be Creative: how to engage with chaos to find imaginative new solutions and live more dynamically

  2. Use Butterfly Power: how to let chaos grow local efforts into global results

  3. Go with the Flow: how to use chaos to work collectively with others

  4. Explore What's Between: how to discover life's rich subtleties and avoid the traps of stereotypes

  5. See the Art of the World: how to appreciate the beauty of life's chaos

  6. Live Within Time: how to utilize time's hidden depths

  7. Rejoin the Whole: how to realize our fractal connectedness to each other and the world
If you ever felt your life was out of control and headed toward chaos, science has an important message: Life is chaos, and that's a very exciting thing.

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The Transition to Chaos: In Conservative Classical Systems: Quantum Manifestations (Institute for Nonlinear Science)

The Transition to Chaos: In Conservative Classical Systems: Quantum Manifestations (Institute for Nonlinear Science) Lowest new price: $36.12
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Author: L E Reichl

The subjects treated here are part of an active and rapidly growing field of research that touches on the foundations of physics and chemistry. Specifically, the book presents, in as simple and coherent a manner as possible, the basic mechanisms that determine the dynamical evolution of both classical and quantum systems in sufficient generality to include nonlinear phenomena. The book begins with a discussion of Noether's Theorem, integrability, KAM theory, and a definition of chaotic behavior; it continues with a detailed discussion of area-preserving maps, integrable quantum systems, spectral properties, path integrals, and periodically driven systems; and concludes by showing how to apply the ideas to stochastic systems. Appendices fill in much of the necessary mathematical background. Based on courses given at Universities in California, Texas, and China, the book will be useful both as a text and as a reference. The presentation is complete, and there are extensive references to the current research literature. Problems at the ends of the chapters will help students clarify their understanding of the concepts.


Synergetics: An Introduction : Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions and Self-Organization in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Springer Series in Synergetics)

Synergetics: An Introduction : Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions and Self-Organization in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Springer Series in Synergetics) Lowest new price: $131.06
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Author: Hermann Haken

This book is an often-requested reprint of two classic texts by H. Haken: "Synergetics. An Introduction" and "Advanced Synergetics". Synergetics, an interdisciplinary research program initiated by H. Haken in 1969, deals with the systematic and methodological approach to the rapidly growing field of complexity. Going well beyond qualitative analogies between complex systems in fields as diverse as physics, chemistry, biology, sociology and economics, Synergetics uses tools from theoretical physics and mathematics to construct an unifying framework within which quantitative descriptions of complex, self-organizing systems can be made.

This may well explain the timelessness of H. Haken's original texts on this topic, which are now recognized as landmarks in the field of complex systems. They provide both the beginning graduate student and the seasoned researcher with solid knowledge of the basic concepts and mathematical tools. Moreover, they admirably convey the spirit of the pioneering work by the founder of Synergetics through the essential applications contained herein that have lost nothing of their paradigmatic character since they were conceived.

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Signals, Systems, and Controls (The Intext Series in Circuits, Systems, Communications, and Computers)

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Author: Bhagawandas P. Lathi
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Signals, Systems, and Controls (The Intext Series in Circuits, Systems, Communications, and Computers

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Chaos in Wonderland: Visual Adventures in a Fractal World

Chaos in Wonderland: Visual Adventures in a Fractal World Lowest new price: $44.35
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Author: Clifford A. Pickover

An ingenious blend of science fiction and computer graphics explores the biology, sociology, and technology of the Latoo+a5carfian civilization of Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter.


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