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    Description"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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    Title
    Sync
    Subtitle
    The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven H. Strogatz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 257 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141007632
    ISBN 10: 014100763X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    BIC subject category V2: GPFC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    DC21: 003.7
    BISAC V2.8: LAN025000
    DC22: 003.7
    BISAC V2.8: COM017000
    Thema V1.0: PDZ, GPFC
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Steven Strogatz is Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University and one of the world's leading researchers into chaos, complexity and synchronization. His seminal reasearch has been featured in Nature, Science, Scientific American, The New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Daily Telegraph.