The essays in this volume collectively transform perspectives previously experienced as divergent, conflicting, and inconsistent into a common and complex orientation to problems central to the natural and social sciences involving transitions between order and disorder."--Jacket.
Since 1981, hundreds of botanists around the globe have been studying names, specimens and illustrations in order to identify type specimens so that all Linnaeus’ plant names can be applied clearly and consistently worldwide. This book is the culmination of more than twenty-five years research. It provides a comprehensive catalogue, listing each Linnaean name, and also contains detailed accounts both of Linnaeus’ publications and those of other botanists that contributed to his understanding of plants. This landmark work will be published to mark the tercentenary of Linnaeus’ birth in May 2007.
The discovery of chaotic motion in low-dimensional systems raised the question: What kind of thermodynamics describes a system if it is neither ergodic nor Hamiltonian or possesses a finite number of degrees of freedom? This Monographs is the first to discuss this question.
This is a controversial book that examines the implicit assumptions of other scholars, advocates an alternative to dominant approaches to the avant-garde cinema, and questions some long-standing clich's about the history of the avant-garde.
We are confronted with emergent systems everywhere and Holland shows how a theory of emergence can predict many complex behaviours in art and science. This book will appeal to scientists and anyone interested in scientific theory.
Chaos can enter our lives in many different ways--through death, divorce or conflict--with friends and family, or at work. Joanne Wieland-Burston, through her work as a Jungian analyst, is no stranger to chaos, and frequently acts as companion, support and guide to those whose lives are in turmoil. Chaos and Order in the World of the Psycheshows that the experience of chaos is generally both negative and frightening, destabilizing the individual and provoking feelings of insecurity. People, therefore, often seek to deny and avoid chaos--but chaos that is blocked off does not disappear. It manifests itself in depression, fear, anxiety and various physical symptoms, often making us incapable of performing the simplest daily tasks. The author describes how she helps people to meet the chaos, to accept and see it as the starting-point for a new order in their lives. This "organic order" is better suited to their needs and personality, and provides them with the basis to come through their chaos and to lead fuller, happier and more satisfying lives. Wieland-Burston explores the modern attitude to chaos, showing how we shun and deny it while at the same time overestimating the importance of orderliness. Contemporary western society has no tools to deal with chaos, unlike "primitive" cultures, whose myths, tales and rites reveal a deep commitment to developing and transmitting to future generations models of chaos confrontation. Chaos and Order in the World of the Psychedraws upon these ancient cultures and upon modern scientific findings of chaos theory to show how we can regain the wisdom we once possessed and have now lost.
Recently divorced, and her life unmanageable, Sophia Waldman walks into a recovery group to find a way to cope with the mess she's gotten herself and her two children, Aaron and Miriam, into. At her first meeting, she sits across the table from a drop-dead handsome man who resembles her favorite poet, Kahlil Gibran. His name is Anthony Van Ostrand. It's love at first sight. Six months later, they are married. But could their love be blinding them to the effects their painful past might have on their relationship? What secrets, lies, and addictions are they hiding from each other? And what impact will their disturbing past have on her son and daughter, and the child Sophia so desperately wants to have with Anthony? Building a happy life, while continuing to lie to each other, puts them and their family in the crosshairs of chaos. When Sophia finally admits the toxic effect each of them has on their relationship already stressed by illness and financial problems, she realizes how insane it is to do the same things repeatedly and expect different results. She realizes the status quo is not working. Most importantly she realizes if their family is to survive she must set a different course. But will she have the strength and courage to free herself from the bondage of her past? Will she be the change-agent of healing and recovery? The Order of Chaos is as powerful and morally engaging as Jean Rhy's Good morning Midnight, Louise Erdrich's Shadow Tag, and William Styron's Sophie's Choice, novels that deal with the complexities of addiction and how they impact families.
This report studies the effects of fractional dynamics in chaotic systems. In particular, Chua's system is modified to include fractional order elements. Varying the total system order incrementally from 2.6 to 3.7 demonstrates that systems of "order" less than three can exhibit chaos as well as other nonlinear behavior. This effectively forces a clarification of the definition of order which can no longer be considered only by the total number of differentiations or by the highest power of the Laplace variable.
Publisher: World Scientific Series on Nonlinear Science Series A
Chaos control has become a fast-developing interdisciplinary research field in recent years. This book is for engineers and applied scientists who want to have a broad understanding of the emerging field of chaos control. It describes fundamental concepts, outlines representative techniques, provides case studies, and highlights recent developments, putting the reader at the forefront of current research.Important topics presented in the book include:
Christian Waldvogel’s work in conceptual and visual art uses a wide range of media to present the earth within the solar system, mankind within its world, and new imaginations. For an exhibition at Helmhaus Zürich, he created a three-part installation using candles, cyanobacteria, and nutrient fluid. In the first part, melting candles form globular planets over the course of the show. Through a 1615-square-foot pool filled with nutrient fluid as a habitat for cyanobacteria, the section part represents the earliest forms of life on earth. In the third part, Waldvogel places his planets within a self-conceived solar system. Waldvogel’s story of genesis and the beginning of life on earth has been transformed into Christian Waldvogel. Unknown. Following an equally random order, Waldvogel discusses the chapters of this universal narrative with a range of experts—a cosmologist and astrophysicist, a cell biologist and gravitational researcher, a microbiologist, and an exobiologist working in planetary research—to reveal an unusual perspective on how the earth may have come into existence. Finally, the exhibition’s curator, Daniel Morenthaler, asks what art can tell science. With fifty color and black-and-white images, this book offers a new look at how art and science contribute to our view of both the world and the universe.
This study of the subtlety, complexity, and variety of modes of hearing maps out a “sonorous archipelago”—a heterogeneous set of shifting sonic territories shaped by the vicissitudes of desire and discourse. Profoundly intimate yet immediately giving onto distant spaces, both an “organ of fear” and an echo chamber of anticipated pleasures, an uncontrollable flow subject to unconscious selection and augmentation, the subtlety, complexity, and variety of modes of hearing has meant that sound has rarely received the same philosophical attention as the visual. In The Order of Sounds, François J. Bonnet makes a compelling case for the irreducible heterogeneity of “sound,” navigating between the physical models constructed by psychophysics and refined through recording technologies, and the synthetic production of what is heard. From primitive vigilance and sonic mythologies to digital sampling and sound installations, he examines the ways in which we make sound speak to us, in an analysis of listening as a plurivocal phenomenon drawing on Foucault, Deleuze and Guattari, Barthes, Nancy, Adorno, and de Certeau, and experimental pioneers such as Tesla, Bell, and Raudive. Stringent critiques of the “soundscape” and “reduced listening” demonstrate that univocal ontologies of sound are always partial and politicized; for listening is always a selective fetishism, a hallucination of sound filtered by desire and convention, territorialized by discourse and its authorities. Bonnet proposes neither a disciplined listening that targets sound “itself,” nor an “ocean of sound” in which we might lose ourselves, but instead maps out a sonorous archipelago—a heterogeneous set of shifting sonic territories shaped and aggregated by the vicissitudes of desire and discourse.
A New View of Cycles, Prices, and Market Volatility
Author: Edgar E. Peters
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Capital market
The book presents the applications of new science in the area of finance and capital markets. The book is addressed to investment professional and interested academics and assumes a firm grounding in capital market theory and elementary statistics. Theories dealt with are "random walk" and the Efficient Market Hypothesis. In the market analysis he comes to the conclusion that the markets should be considered as chaotic systems. It offers the description of fractals, nonlinear dynamic systems and rescaled analysis. Taxation is not dealt with.