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Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order (Penguin Press Science)

Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order (Penguin Press Science)
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  • Sales Rank:3,962,296
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:352
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):0.8 x 5.1 x 7.8
  • Publication Date:April 1, 2008
  • ISBN:014100763X
  • EAN:9780141007632
  • ASIN:014100763X
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Synopsis
"Sync" is a story of a dazzling kind of order in the universe, the harmony that comes from cycles in sync. The tendency to synchronize is one of the most far-reaching drives in all of nature. It extends from people to planets, from animals to atoms. In "Sync" professor Steven Strogatz considers a range of applications - human sleep and circadian rhythms, menstrual synchrony, insect outbreaks, superconductors, Lasers, secret codes, heart arrhythmias and fads - connecting all through an exploration of the same mathematical theme: self-organization, or the spontaneous emergence of order out of chaos. Focused enough to present a coherent world unto themselves, Strogatz's chosen topics touch on several of the hottest directions in contemporary science.

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