Symmetry And Complexity: The Spirit And Beauty Of Nonlinear Science (World Scientific Series on Nonlinear Science Series A 51)

Symmetry And Complexity: The Spirit And Beauty Of Nonlinear Science (World Scientific Series on Nonlinear Science Series A 51)

By: Klaus Mainzer (author)Hardback

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Description

Cosmic evolution leads from symmetry to complexity by symmetry breaking and phase transitions. The emergence of new order and structure in nature and society is explained by physical, chemical, biological, social and economic self-organization, according to the laws of nonlinear dynamics. All these dynamical systems are considered computational systems processing information and entropy. Are symmetry and complexity only useful models of science or are they universals of reality? Symmetry and Complexity discusses the fascinating insights gained from natural, social and computer sciences, philosophy and the arts. With many diagrams and pictures, this book illustrates the spirit and beauty of nonlinear science. In the complex world of globalization, it strongly argues for unity in diversity.

Contents

Symmetry and Complexity in Early Culture and Philosophy; Symmetry and Complexity in Mathematics; Symmetry and Complexity in Physical Sciences; Symmetry and Complexity in Chemical Sciences; Symmetry and Complexity in Life Sciences; Symmetry and Complexity in Economic and Social Sciences; Symmetry and Complexity in Computer Science; Symmetry and Complexity in Philosophy and Arts.;

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789812561923
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9789812561923
  • ISBN10: 9812561927

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