The Nonlinear Universe

Chaos, Emergence, Life

  • Alwyn C. Scott

Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Pages 1-18
  3. Pages 19-41
  4. Pages 43-61
  5. Pages 181-276
  6. Pages 277-301
  7. Pages 303-305
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-365

About this book


Written in Alwyn Scott’s inimitable style – lucid and accessible – The Nonlinear Universe surveys and explores the explosion of activity in nonlinear science that began in the 1970s and 1980s and continues today. The book explains the wide-ranging implications of nonlinear phenomena for future developments in many areas of modern science, including mathematics, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and neuroscience. Arguably as important as quantum theory, modern nonlinear science – and an appreciation of its implications – is essential for understanding scientific developments of the twenty-first century.


Butterfly effect Chaos Diffusion Emergence Solitons Turbulence biology

Authors and affiliations

  • Alwyn C. Scott
    • 1
  1. 1.TucsonUSA

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