Thermodynamics of Chaos and Order

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Author: V Berdichevsky

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780582087347

Category: Science

Page: 280

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The discovery of chaotic motion in low-dimensional systems raised the question: What kind of thermodynamics describes a system if it is neither ergodic nor Hamiltonian or possesses a finite number of degrees of freedom? This Monographs is the first to discuss this question.

Chaos and Order in the Capital Markets

A New View of Cycles, Prices, and Market Volatility

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Author: Edgar E. Peters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471139386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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The latest developments in chaos theory - from an industry expert Chaos and Order in the Capital Markets was the first book to introduce and popularize chaos as it applies to finance. It has since become the classic source on the topic. This new edition is completely updated to include the latest ripples in chaos theory with new chapters that tie in today's hot innovations, such as fuzzy logic, neural nets, and artificial intelligence. Critical praise for Peters and the first edition of Chaos and Order in the Capital Markets "The bible of market chaologists." - BusinessWeek "Ed Peters has written a first-class summary suitable for any investment professional or skilled investor." - Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities "It ranks among the most provocative financial books of the past few years. Reading this book will provide a generous payback for the time and mental energy expended." - Financial Analysts Journal This second edition of Chaos and Order in the Capital Markets brings the topic completely up to date with timely examples from today's markets and descriptions of the latest wave of technology, including genetic algorithms, wavelets, and complexity theory. Chaos and Order in the Capital Markets was the very first book to explore and popularize chaos theory as it applies to finance. It has since become the industry standard, and is regarded as the definitive source to which analysts, investors, and traders turn for a comprehensive overview of chaos theory. Now, this invaluable reference - touted by BusinessWeek as "the bible of market chaologists" - has been updated and revised to bring you the latest developments in the field. Mainstream capital market theory is based on efficient market assumptions, even though the markets themselves exhibit characteristics that are symptomatic of nonlinear dynamic systems. As it explores - and validates - this nonlinear nature, Chaos and Order repudiates the "random walk" theory and econometrics. It shifts the focus away from the concept of efficient markets toward a more general view of the forces underlying the capital market system. Presenting new analytical techniques, as well as reexamining methods that have been in use for the past forty years, Chaos and Order offers a thorough examination of chaos theory and fractals as applied to investments and economics. This new edition includes timely examples from today's markets and descriptions of cutting-edge technologies-genetic algorithms, wavelets, complexity theory-and hot innovations, such as fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence. Beyond the history of current capital market theory, Chaos and Order covers the crucial characteristics of fractals, the analysis of fractal time series through rescaled range analysis (R/S), the specifics of fractal statistics, and the definition and analysis of chaotic systems. It offers an in-depth exploration of: * Random walks and efficient markets - the development of the efficient market hypothesis (EMH) and modern portfolio theory * The linear paradigm - why it has failed * Nonlinear dynamic systems - phase space, the Henon Map, Lyapunov exponents * Applying chaos and nonlinear methods - neural networks, genetic algorithms * Dynamical analysis of time series - reconstructing a phase space, the fractal dimension Tonis Vaga's Coherent Market Hypothesis - the theory of social imitation, control parameters, Vaga's implementations Plus, Chaos and Order now contains a Windows-compatible disk including data sets for running analyses described in the appendices. Written by a leading expert in the field, Chaos and Order in the Capital Markets has all the information you need for a complete, up-to-date look at chaos theory. This latest edition will undoubtedly prove to be as invaluable as the first.

Chaos and Order

Complex Dynamics in Literature and Science

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Author: N. Katherine Hayles

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226321448

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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The scientific discovery that chaotic systems embody deep structures of order is one of such wide-ranging implications that it has attracted attention across a spectrum of disciplines, including the humanities. In this volume, fourteen theorists explore the significance for literary and cultural studies of the new paradigm of chaotics, forging connections between contemporary literature and the science of chaos. They examine how changing ideas of order and disorder enable new readings of scientific and literary texts, from Newton's Principia to Ruskin's autobiography, from Victorian serial fiction to Borges's short stories. N. Katherine Hayles traces shifts in meaning that chaos has undergone within the Western tradition, suggesting that the science of chaos articulates categories that cannot be assimilated into the traditional dichotomy of order and disorder. She and her contributors take the relation between order and disorder as a theme and develop its implications for understanding texts, metaphors, metafiction, audience response, and the process of interpretation itself. Their innovative and diverse work opens the interdisciplinary field of chaotics to literary inquiry.

Chaos and Order

The Gap Cycle 4

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Author: Stephen Donaldson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575087439

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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The fourth instalment in the GAP sequence: Stephen Donaldson's fascinating universe peopled with characters of a passion and intensity only he could create. As the planetoid Thanatos Minor explodes into atoms, the Trumpet hurtles into space, just one step ahead of hostile pursures. On board the Trumpet are Nick Succorso, Morn Hyland, her force-grown son Davies and the cyborg Angus Thermopyle, old enemies now thrown together in a desperate bid for survival. The only hope for the exhausted crew is an illegal lab in a distant binary solar system and that means a journey of unpredictable dangers from which they may not return ...

Chaos and Order in the World of the Psyche

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Author: Joanne Wieland-Burston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317404173

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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‘I don’t know what’s the matter with me – everything’s upside down; the whole world seems chaotic’ Chaos may erupt in our lives in many different ways – through death, divorce, conflict with family, friends or colleagues. It is a frightening and negative experience, destabilizing the individual and provoking feelings of insecurity. Originally published in English in 1992, the author, through her work as a Jungian analyst, frequently acted as a companion, support and guide to those whose lives were in chaotic turmoil. She describes how therapy helps people to meet chaos, to accept and see it in a different way – as a starting point for a new kind of order in their lives. This ‘organic’ order is better suited to their own personal needs and personality and provides the strong and flexible basis necessary to meet the chaos that belongs to life. Drawing upon the myths, tales and rites of ancient cultures, upon modern chaos theory, and upon her experience as an analyst the author shows the way through the chaos to a fuller, happier and more satisfying life.

Chaos and Order in the Works of Natsume S_seki

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Author: Angela Yiu

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824819811

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 247

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A study of Natsume Soseki (1867-1916), one of modern Japan's most revered writers. The book presents a critical examination of a split that runs deep in the discursive space of Soseki's writings as order grapples with the forces of chaos. Displaying an appreciation for the key attributes and complex cultural significance of Soseki's work, the author argues that Soseki's writing betrays a dark, romantic voice that speaks of something cavernous and amorphous.

Chaos And Order, Miniconference On - Proceedings Of The Centre For Mathematical Analysis, Australian National University

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Author: Dewar Robert L,Joshi N

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814569747

Category:

Page: 128

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This volume is dedicated to Dr Ding Lee for his untiring efforts in promoting the advancement of theoretical and computational acoustics.This proceedings volume provides a forum for active researchers to discuss the state-of-the-art developments and results in theoretical and computational acoustics, covering aero-, seismo- and ocean acoustics and related topics. It discusses multidimensional wave propagation modeling, methods of computational acoustics, wave propagation in rocks, fluid-solid interfaces, nonlinear acoustics, neural networks, real applications and experimental results.

Chaos and Order

The Ultimate Decluttering Journal and Planner

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Author: Organizing Press

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781093258035

Category:

Page: 258

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This is a 256 page book to help you get your home decluttered and organized. Many good ideas and a plan with 30 steps to get rid of the clutter and tidy things up. It will help you destroy the chaos and build some organization in your home.

Chaos and Order, Or the Orthodox Practice of Medicine Unveiled, Versus the Medical Heresy! (Classic Reprint)

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Author: Th. Berigny

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781333783006

Category: Medical

Page: 66

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Excerpt from Chaos and Order, or the Orthodox Practice of Medicine Unveiled, Versus the Medical Heresy! What a fearful Government report! Will any reasonable 'person believe that of necessity children must die in this whole sale manner, and that nothing could be done to save them; no science brought to bear successfully upon the saving of infant life I think not. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.