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Before we start with the review, let s take a moment to appreciate how good of a science communicator Ian Stewart is.Now on with the nitty gritty.When faced with accepting Quantum Mechanics, Einstein famously said God does not play dice with the universe , to which Stephen Hawking wittily replied Not only does God play, but he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen Quantum Mechanics, you see, cannot be handled with simple every day linear mathematics Instead we attempt to explain Before we start with the review, let s take a moment to appreciate how good of a science communicator Ian Stewart is.Now on with the nitty gritty.When faced with accepting Quantum Mechanics, Einstein famously said God does not play dice with the universe , to which Stephen Hawking wittily replied Not only does God play, but he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen Quantum Mechanics, you see, cannot be handled with simple every day linear mathematics Instead we attempt to explain it using probability The reason behind this is chaos.Chaos may not be apparent in the overview of things, but when the smaller details add up, chaos becomes the main force behind them It is the reason why so many behaviours seem unpredictable, or even random To understand chaos, we cannot rely on classical linear mathematics, in fact just to glimpse it mathematicians had to become absorbed in the world of topology a world of saddles, sinks, sources, and attractors where a hole is not the lack of something but is in itself something I love that I admit that before reading this book I underestimated topology, thinking that it could not rival calculus, statistics, and probability But once I was asked to visualise an object in four dimensions, let alone fix or six, I understood my own ignorance In the end, what we end up with is that chaos is not only unpredictable, but also stable making it one of the most dazzling paradoxes around.Now enough about chaos and topology, let s talk about the book after all that s what a review is for Now, can you read this book without an advanced background in mathematics Yes, I did Will it be easy Not particularly The larger part of Does God Play Dice is conceptual You have to put in an effort If I had to compare this book to something, I d say that it s close to an introductory course on chaos It explains a whole lot, but it leaves you with so many questions The best aspect of this book is that some of the most difficult things to understand are explained clearly with Ian Stewart s subtle sense of humour And so even when I had my eyes closed trying to visualise something, like attractors, or writing down notes on the Butterfly Effect which is pretty useful to me , it was still fun Challenging, but fun Best of all, the book prepares you to readabout chaos Because let s face it, when you finally finish this book, you re going to have one of two reactions either Wow, I m so glad I read this I need to learnabout chaos or I don t even want to hear the C word again Now where s the aspirin.Fortunately for me, I had the former reaction Some chapter were fantastic chapter 16 comes to mind , others, like the pendulum chapter, could have usedbling.So would I recommend this book Yes, definitely But a word of advice take your time with it Let the new concepts sink in first Don t rush through it read the sentence or the chapter multiple times if you have to, until you get it Because once you do, it s worth it.If you do decide to pick it up, I hope you enjoy it Have fun, and sorry about the long review (((READ EBOOK))) ⇲ Does God Play Dice?: The New Mathematics of Chaos ⇦ The revised and updated edition includes three completely new chapters on the prediction and control of chaotic systems It also incorporates new information regarding the solar system and an account of complexity theory This witty, lucid and engaging book makes the complex mathematics of chaos accessible and entertaining Presents complex mathematics in an accessible style Includes three new chapters on prediction in chaotic systems, control of chaotic systems, and on the concept of chaos Provides a discussion of complexity theory What a great introduction to chaos theory This book is not only well written, but it s also incredibly interesting. An extremely accessible history of the emergence of chaos theory and description of its fundamental elements and dynamics Written with an eye for humor, the book is a real triumph of conceptual clarity for the non mathematically inclined and reflects an important extension to the basic qualitative understanding of science, the ramifications of which are still working themselves out even in the hard scientific disciplines I am, however, thoroughly looking forward to the eventual impact this new An extremely accessible history of the emergence of chaos theory and description of its fundamental elements and dynamics Written with an eye for humor, the book is a real triumph of conceptual clarity for the non mathematically inclined and reflects an important extension to the basic qualitative understanding of science, the ramifications of which are still working themselves out even in the hard scientific disciplines I am, however, thoroughly looking forward to the eventual impact this new field has on the social sciences A salutary warning to the whole range of intro quantitative methods courses Linearity is a trap The behavior of linear equations like that of choirboys is far from typical It s stunning and intriguing review of nonlinear systems chaos , from countless real world perspectives Stewart s humorous and engaging writing style makes the book a pleasure He starts from simple mathematical equations and simple physical systems such as pendulums and turbulent water, and routinely takes the idea out to cutting edge research or engineering possibilities.Now I know what math textbooks and areas of study to proceed to, and Stewart has given mea geometric ability to visualize, It s stunning and intriguing review of nonlinear systems chaos , from countless real world perspectives Stewart s humorous and engaging writing style makes the book a pleasure He starts from simple mathematical equations and simple physical systems such as pendulums and turbulent water, and routinely takes the idea out to cutting edge research or engineering possibilities.Now I know what math textbooks and areas of study to proceed to, and Stewart has given mea geometric ability to visualize, necessary for success At times a bit technical, this is indeed an intriguing book, a passionate account of Stewart on chaos theory and how endless applications and uses it has I really enjoyed it, and recommend it to anyone to challenge your perspective on how things happen in world. This book really gets into the theoretical stuff that was missing in Gleick s book on chaos It still doesn t go heavily into the math but I struggled with some of thetechnical material I will certainly come back to Stewart is a gifted expositor. Nothing particularly new, but I guess I ve read enough of these now that that was pretty likely It s a very good overview of the whats and whys of chaos theory, comparable to Gribbin s Deep Simplicity, though maybe slightly less accessible The final chapter is marred by an ill conceived rant at a straw man of reductionism, but nobody is perfect. There subjects were interesting I did not know I learnt a lot from it There mere interesting is I grasped on God plays dice it was a referential to Einstein s quotes when he was working quantum mechanics But yeah, it doesn t mean we refer to God popular culture I think the law of natures has to see with chaos Well, I have no words to say about a review of this book Took me few days or weeks to finish due to I bought in Spanish and was quite larger.This kind of theory was new to me I h There subjects were interesting I did not know I learnt a lot from it There mere interesting is I grasped on God plays dice it was a referential to Einstein s quotes when he was working quantum mechanics But yeah, it doesn t mean we refer to God popular culture I think the law of natures has to see with chaos Well, I have no words to say about a review of this book Took me few days or weeks to finish due to I bought in Spanish and was quite larger.This kind of theory was new to me I hope for this year I learnof mathematics than I d learnt at school or university Well, thanks for reading my reviews, even if it was too short A good introduction to chaos It s rewarding both as a mathematics book and a philosophical inquiry of the nature of our relation to knowledge of the natural world This relation is established through the human language of math.