Title |
Subject |
Author |
Synopsis |
The Butterfly Effect | Chaos Theory | Lee Borrell | |
Where Two Worlds Meet | Quantum Chaos | Julian Brown | Butterflies can cause hurricanes, according to the classical theory of chaos. But what happens when chaos encounters the quantum world? |
Practical Fractal | Fractal Compression | Mandelbrot's equations compress digital images. | |
Chaos on the Trading Floor | Chaos Theory | Robert Savit | Economists and speculators would like to be able to predict the ups and downs of the financial and commodities markets. Could chaos theory help? |
Is the Solar System stable? | Chaos Theory | Carl Murray | You might be surprised to learn that the Earth's orbit round the Sun, like those of other planets,is chaotic. What does this mean for the future of the Solar System? |
A Random Walk in Arithmetic | Randomness | Gregory Chaitin | God not only plays dice in physics but also in pure mathematics. Mathematical truth is sometimes nothing more than a perfect coin toss. |
Chaotic Forecast | Meteorology | Bill Burroughs | Why the weather gets stuck in a mood,and so defies prediction. |
Chaos,Entropy and the Arrow of Time | Chaos Theory | Peter Coveney | The theory of chaos uncovers a new "uncertainty principle" which governs how the real world behaves. It also explains why time goes in only one direction. |
An Experiment with Mathematics | Chaos Theory | Franco Vivaldi | Think of a number x, put it into a simple equation and feed the equation to a computer. Put the answer back into the equation. Repeat the exercise and watch chaos evolve before your eyes. |
Circuits get Chaos in Sync | Electronics | Joseph Neff & Thomas L. Carroll | Exploiting chaos in electronic circuits to encode and synchronize circuits. |
Mastering Chaos | Chaos Theory | William L. Ditto & Louis M. Pecora | It is now possible to control some systems that behave. Engineers can use chaos to stabilize lasers, chaotically electronic circuits and even the hearts of animals. |
Fractals,reflections and distortions | Chaos Theory | Caroline Series | Fractals obtained from repeated reflections in circular mirrors produce breathtaking kaleidoscopic images. Understanding these pictures may give us new insights into the geometry of chaos. |
Chaos Frees the Universe | Physics | Paul Davies | Chaos seems to provide a bridge between the deterministic laws of physics and the laws of chance, implying that the Universe is genuinely creative and that the notion of free will is real. |
Chaos Theory | Physics | Transcript | Chaos in music and related to the Harmony of the Spheres and the Golden Section. |
Fract and Friction | Belief | Danny Malvert | How science found order out of chaos - or was it the other way around? |
Fractals-A geometry of nature | Fractal Geometry | Benoit Mandelbrot | Fractal geometry plays two roles. It is the geometry of deterministic chaos and it can also describe the geometry of mountains, clouds and galaxies. |
Turbulent times for Fluids | Nonlinear Systems | Tom Mullin | Babbling brooks and bracing breezes may please poets but they bother physicists. |
A weather eye on unpredictability | Meteorology | Tim Palmer | Much of chaos theory came from trying to understand how the Earth's atmosphere behaves. |
The chaotic rhythms of life | Biology | Robert May | In the 1970s, population biologists helped to launch the theory of chaos. Now it seems that many aspects of life are probably chaotic. |
World of Patterns | Physics | Mark Buchanan | Patterns are everywhere in nature.By finding the connections between them,physicists can begin to understand the mysterious forces that draw spirals spots and stripes where before there were none. |
Chaos | Quantum | Logic | Cosmos | Conscious | Belief | Elect. | Art | Chem. | Maths |