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Sync

How Order Emerges From Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life

First Hachette Books
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352 pages

The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur Winfree.

At once elegant and riveting, Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science. Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselves, from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts. He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface, at a deeper level there is a connection, forged by the unifying power of mathematics.

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Sync
April 29, 2004, Penguin Books Ltd
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Synchron.
Mar 31, 2004, BV Berlin Verlag
in German / Deutsch
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Sync: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life
April 14, 2004, Hyperion
Paperback in English
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Sync: the emerging science of spontaneous order
2003, Hyperion
Hardcover in English
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Sync: the emerging science of spontaneous order
2003, Theia
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.
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Sync
April 24, 2003, Allen Lane
Paperback
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Sync: How Order Emerges From Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life
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Paperback in English - First Hachette Books

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Sync

How Order Emerges From Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life

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The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur Winfree.

At once elegant and riveting, Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science. Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselves, from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts. He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface, at a deeper level there is a connection, forged by the unifying power of mathematics.

Sync

How Order Emerges From Chaos In the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life

First Hachette Books


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"SO WROTE PHILIP LAURENT IN THE JOURNAL Science in 1917, as he joined the debate about this perplexing phenomenon."

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ISBN 13
9780786887217

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