Symmetry in Chaos

A Search for Pattern in Mathematics, Art and Nature, Second Edition


Author: Michael Field,Martin Golubitsky

Publisher: SIAM

ISBN: 0898716721

Category: Mathematics

Page: 199

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A striking full-colour book which explores how combining symmetry and chaos can lead to the construction of remarkable images. This book is an engaging look at the interplay of art and mathematics, and between symmetry and chaos. The underlying mathematics involved in the generation of the images is described.

Die Macht der Symmetrie

Warum Schönheit Wahrheit ist


Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Springer Spektrum

ISBN: 9783642364358

Category: Science

Page: 304

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m dichten Morgennebel des 30. Mai 1832 stehen sich zwei junge franzö- sche Männer gegenüber, die Pistolen in der Hand. Sie duellieren sich wegen einer Frau. Es fällt ein Schuss, und einer der Männer liegt schwer verletzt am IBoden. Am nächsten Tag stirbt er an den Folgen seiner inneren Verletzungen. Kein Stein markiert das Grab des 20-Jährigen, und beinahe wäre eine der wi- tigsten Ideen in der Geschichte der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften mit ihm beerdigt worden. Der Name des Überlebenden bleibt unbekannt; der tragisch Getötete hieß Évariste Galois. In politischer Hinsicht war er ein Rebell, doch seine Leidenschaft war die Mathematik, auch wenn seine gesammelten Werke kaum sechzig Seiten umfassen. Galois hinterließ ein Erbe, das die Mathematik revolutionierte. Er e- wickelte eine Sprache zur Beschreibung von Symmetrien und ihrer Bedeutung in mathematischen Strukturen. Diese Sprache nennt man heute „Gruppentheorie“, und in allen Bereichen der reinen und angewandten Mathematik dient sie zur Charakterisierung von Mustern und Formen. Symmetrien spielen auch eine zentrale Rolle in den Gre- gebieten der Physik: der Quantenwelt im Kleinen und der Welt der Relativitä- theorie im Großen. Sie könnten sogar der Schlüssel zur lange gesuchten „Theorie von Allem“ sein, einer mathematischen Vereinigung dieser beiden Zweige der modernen Physik. Und alles begann mit einer einfachen Frage zur Lösung mat- matischer Gleichungen: Wie ?ndet man eine „unbekannte“ Zahl aus wenigen, allgemeinen mathematischen Vorgaben? Symmetrie ist keine Zahl und auch keine Form.

Applications of Mathematics in Models, Artificial Neural Networks and Arts

Mathematics and Society


Author: Vittorio Capecchi,Massimo Buscema,Pierluigi Contucci,Bruno D'Amore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048185818

Category: Social Science

Page: 617

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The book shows a very original organization addressing in a non traditional way, but with a systematic approach, to who has an interest in using mathematics in the social sciences. The book is divided in four parts: (a) a historical part, written by Vittorio Capecchi which helps us understand the changes in the relationship between mathematics and sociology by analyzing the mathematical models of Paul F. Lazarsfeld, the model of simulation and artificial societies, models of artificial neural network and considering all the changes in scientific paradigms considered; (b) a part coordinated by Pier Luigi Contucci on mathematical models that consider the relationship between the mathematical models that come from physics and linguistics to arrive at the study of society and those which are born within sociology and economics; (c) a part coordinated by Massimo Buscema analyzing models of artificial neural networks; (d) a part coordinated by Bruno D’Amore which considers the relationship between mathematics and art. The title of the book "Mathematics and Society" was chosen because the mathematical applications exposed in the book allow you to address two major issues: (a) the general theme of technological innovation and quality of life (among the essays are on display mathematical applications to the problems of combating pollution and crime, applications to mathematical problems of immigration, mathematical applications to the problems of medical diagnosis, etc.) (b) the general theme of technical innovation and creativity, for example the art and mathematics section which connects to the theme of creative cities. The book is very original because it is not addressed only to those who are passionate about mathematical applications in social science but also to those who, in different societies, are: (a) involved in technological innovation to improve the quality of life; (b) involved in the wider distribution of technological innovation in different areas of creativity (as in the project "Creative Cities Network" of UNESCO).

The Symmetry Perspective

From Equilibrium to Chaos in Phase Space and Physical Space


Author: Martin Golubitsky,Ian Stewart

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3034881673

Category: Mathematics

Page: 325

View: 709

The framework of ‘symmetry’ provides an important route between the abstract theory and experimental observations. The book applies symmetry methods to dynamical systems, focusing on bifurcation and chaos theory. Its exposition is organized around a wide variety of relevant applications. From the reviews: "[The] rich collection of examples makes the book...extremely useful for motivation and for spreading the ideas to a large Community."--MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

Liebe und Mathematik

Im Herzen einer verborgenen Wirklichkeit


Author: Edward Frenkel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662434210

Category: Mathematics

Page: 317

View: 6075

Computers and Art


Author: Stuart Mealing

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841500621

Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 2107

Computers and Art provides insightful perspectives on the use of the computer as a tool for artists. The approaches taken vary from its historical, philosophical and practical implications to the use of computer technology in art practice. The contributors include an art critic, an educator, a practising artist and a researcher. Mealing looks at the potential for future developments in the field, looking at both the artistic and the computational aspects of the field.

Denkt Gott symmetrisch?

Das Ebenmaß in Mathematik und Natur



Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034862296

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 293

View: 4175

The Pattern Book

Fractals, Art, and Nature


Author: Clifford A. Pickover

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810214265

Category: Computers

Page: 427

View: 9539

Although the patterns are computer-generated, the book is informal and emphasis is on the fun that the true pattern lover finds in doing rather than in reading about the doing.

The Pattern Book: Fractals, Art, and Nature


Author: Clifford A Pickover

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814504033

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

View: 8270

This book will allow you to travel through time and space. To facilitate your journey, the editor has scoured the four corners of the earth in a quest for unusual people and their fascinating patterns. From Mozambique, to Asia, to many European countries, the contributors to The Pattern Book include world-famous cancer researchers, little-known artists and eclectirc computer programmers. Some of the patterns are ultramodern, while others are centuries old. Many of the patterns are drawn from the universe of mathematics. Computer recipes are scattered throughout. Although the emphasis is on computer-generated patterns, the book is informal and the intended audience spans several fields. The emphasis is on the fun that the true pattern lover finds in doing, rather than in reading about the doing! The book is organized into three main parts: Representing Nature (for those patterns which describe or show real physical phenomena, e.g., visualizations of protein motion, sea lilies, etc.), Mathematics and Symmetry (for those patterns which describe or show mathematical behavior, e.g. fractals), and Human Art (for those patterns which are artistic works of humans and made without the aid of a computer, e.g. Moslem tiling patterns.) Contents:Representing NatureMathematics and SymmetryHuman Art Readership: Computer graphic scientists, computer scientists, artists and mathematicians. keywords:Fractals;Pattern;Computer Graphics;Computer Art;Scientific Visualization;Mathematics;Mandelbrot Set;Tilings;Symmetry;Beauty;Aesthetics;Nature “Fractals can be found everywhere, and Clifford Pickover has done a good job in selecting some of the best. The range of the collection is considerable, from ‘Wood Pattern’ to ‘Trajectories of A Neural Network Quantizer in Rhythm Space’. And all posses a simplistic beauty that justifies the presence of art in the title. Such creations, possessing enormous complexity from very simple origins, truly force us to stretch our imaginations. All of the generation processes are very easy to understand, and some modifications for additional exploration are obvious … One more in the collection of works devoted to fractals, this book ranks among the easiest to understand. A natural first book for those interested in fractals as objects of mathematical study or art.” Charles Ashbacher Journal of Recreational Mathematics “Artists, scientists, and computer enthusiasts will be delighted by this inspiring collection of visually striking patterns with accompanying explanations and references.” Julien C Sprott Strange Attractors: Creating Patterns in Chaos “The Pattern Book: Fractals, Art, & Nature — fascinating! A feast for both the eyes and mind! … This book helps us gain insights on how patterns are created and their scientific connections, while letting us enjoy the impact of their visual beauty. A must for those interested in science, nature, or art.” div style="text-align: right;">Theoni Pappas The Joy of Mathematics and The Magic of Mathematics “Particularly noteworthy are the many contributions by Dr. I D Entwistle, whose name is well known to readers of Fractal Report. The images submitted by him show outstanding originality and artistry; of their class they are unique. Other contributors worthy of special mention here include Earl F Glynn and Mieczyszlaw Szyszkowicz for their striking and original images … This beautifully illustrated and informative book can be highly recommended.” C J Freeman Fractal Report “Interesting introduction to the world of patterns.” The American Mathematical Monthly “The patterns, many in black and white, some in color, are generally intricate and beautiful. Pseudocode and code are provided for many of the patterns. The book stimulates experiment. An excellent resource for entry into the world of patterns. Recommended for artists, scientists, and computer enthusiasts, undergraduates through professionals.” G J G Junevicus Choice “The Pattern Book is a visual smorgasbord … My first prize goes to the microphotograph of leaf structure showing its dendritic and fractal character.” The Chemical Intelligencer

Meilensteine der Mathematik


Author: Ian Stewart

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827423009

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 2356

Wer hat die Null erfunden? Wie können imaginäre Zahlen helfen, dass reale Wolkenkratzer nicht umfallen? Wo treffen sich parallele Linien? Und wann haben Sie heute zuletzt abstrakte Algebra genutzt? (Doch, Sie haben.) Wie die Mathematik die moderne Welt erschaffen hat – eine illustrierte Geschichte der Mathematik für ein breites Publikum, von den Ursprüngen im Zweistromland bis zur Gegenwart Ian Stewarts spannende Geschichte der Mathematik führt uns von der frühen Hochkultur der Babylonier bis zu den letzten ungelösten Rätseln dieser Disziplin. In typisch Stewart'scher Manier, also unterhaltsam und zugleich fundiert, schildert und erklärt er die großen Meilensteine der Mathematik – von den ersten Zahlensystemen bis zur Chaostheorie – und geht der Frage nach, welche Auswirkungen sie auf die Gesellschaft hatten und wie sie den Alltag auf alle Zeit veränderten. Er bringt uns dabei auch die Geistesgrößen der Mathematik näher, von den Naturforschern und Denkern Babyloniens, Griechenlands und Ägyptens über Newton und Descartes bis zu Fermat, Babbage und Gödel. Ohne den Leser mit komplizierten Formeln zu erschrecken, macht er die Schlüsselkonzepte der Mathematik verständlich. Als anregender historischer Streifzug für den interessierten Laien steckt Meilensteine der Mathematik voller faszinierender Details und kurioser Anekdoten. Hundert Abbildungen und Diagramme beleuchten und erhellen ein Gebiet, das von vielen Menschen gefürchtet wird, das aber unsere heutige Welt entscheidend geprägt hat.



Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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Ein komplexer Ritter auf seiner dynamischen Queste

Wolframs Parzival und die Chaostheorie : eine strukturelle Untersuchung


Author: Ulrike Grein Gamra

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing


Category: Chaotic behavior in systems in literature

Page: 275

View: 6626

Über Wachstum und Form


Author: D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson,Anita Albus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783821845685


Page: 477

View: 2951

Chaotische Symmetrien

Die Suche nach Mustern in Mathematik, Kunst und Natur



Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 303486227X

Category: Art

Page: 219

View: 9063


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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