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Reality Rules, the Fundamentals : I Picturing the World in Mathematics--the Fundamentals - John Casti

Reality Rules, the Fundamentals

I Picturing the World in Mathematics--the Fundamentals


Published: 27th March 1997
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"Casti Tours offers the most spectacular vistas of modern applied mathematics" a Nature<br> Mathematical modeling is about rulesa the rules of reality. Reality Rules explores the syntax and semantics of the language in which these rules are written, the language of mathematics. Characterized by the clarity and vision typical of the author's previous books, Reality Rules is a window onto the competing dialects of this languagea in the form of mathematical models of real-world phenomenaa that researchers use today to frame their views of reality. <br> <br> Moving from the irreducible basics of modeling to the upper reaches of scientific and philosophical speculation, Volumes 1 and 2, The Fundamentals and The Frontier, are ideal complements, equally matched in difficulty, yet unique in their coverage of issues central to the contemporary modeling of complex systems. <br> <br> Engagingly written and handsomely illustrated, Reality Rules is a fascinating journey into the conceptual underpinnings of reality itself, one that examines the major themes in dynamical system theory and modeling and the issues related to mathematical models in the broader contexts of science and philosophy. Far-reaching and far-sighted, Reality Rules is destined to shape the insight and work of students, researchers, and scholars in mathematics, science, and the social sciences for generations to come. <br> <br> Of related interest . . . <br> <br> ALTERNATE REALITIES <br> <br> Mathematical Models of Nature and Man <br> <br> John L. Casti <br> <br> A thoroughly modern account of the theory and practice of mathematical modeling with a treatment focusing on system-theoretic concepts such as complexity, self-organization, adaptation, bifurcation, resilience, surprise and uncertainty, and the mathematical structures needed to employ these in a formal system.<br> <br> An Instructor's Manual presenting detailed solutions to all the problems in the book is available from the Wiley editorial department.

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ISBN: 9780471184355
ISBN-10: 0471184357
Series: Wiley Professional: Reality Rules: Picturing the World in Mathematics : Book 1
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 27th March 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.17 x 17.88  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition