9780738206318

Chaos In The Cosmos New Insights Into The Universe

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  • ISBN13:

    9780738206318

  • ISBN10:

    0738206318

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-10-15
  • Publisher: Basic Books
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Summary

From award-winning science writer Barry Parker, the only book to consider chaos theory in all areas of astronomy.

Author Biography

Barry Parker, Ph.D, is an award-winning science writer and the author of eleven highly acclaimed books in popular science, including Alien Life, Cosmic Time Travel, Einstein's Dream, and Einstein's Brainchild.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(14)
The Clockwork Universe
15(26)
First Inklings of Chaos
41(18)
Building the Groundwork for Understanding Chaos
59(24)
Strange Attractors
83(22)
The Transition to Chaos
105(24)
Fractals
129(26)
Chaos in the Solar System---Introduction
155(12)
Chaos in the Asteroid Belt
167(14)
The Strange Case of Hyperion, and Other Mysteries
181(20)
Is the Solar System Stable?
201(16)
Stars and Galaxies
217(24)
Chaos in General Relativity, Black Holes, and Cosmology
241(24)
Quantum Chaos and the Early Universe
265(22)
Epilogue
287(4)
Glossary 291(6)
Bibliography 297(6)
Index 303

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