[PDF/EBOOK] Sync: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life By By Steven Strogatz – Kindle & PDF
De the fabric of existencewhich make it well the effort Although I did enjoy this didn t find it as thrilling and inspiring as some other people seemed to doIt does roll along pretty well until it hits part 3where the ability of language and metaphor to convey non linear concepts of encryption and 3D sync left me needy in some and metaphor to convey non linear concepts of encryption and 3D sync left me needy in some I was able to follow the eneral principlesit was still frustrating not to be able to fully comprehend some of the finer points involved Overall an entertaining popular science bookwith a few moments of able to fully comprehend some of the finer points involved Overall an entertaining popular science bookwith a few moments of difficulties for non mathematicianswhich can be circumvented without any deleterious effects to the whole This book formed the basis of a discussion Contacts Desired group consisting of eight two hour sessions The members of our discussionroup were mostly accomplished seniors retired from professions that reuired doctorate or masters degrees eg aerospace engineers doctors physicists mathematicians technology professors librarians science teachers etc About a third of us had no significant academic science backgrounds just high intelligence strong intellectual curiosity and an abiding love for scienceI must say that all of us without a strong academic science background found the class difficult The book was always fasci. Nd Arthur Winfree At once elegant and riveting Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science Steven Strogatz a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselv. Strogatz seems well ualified and certainly has plenty of subject matter The book follows a logical chronological order Analogy is employed to explain concepts in preference to using euations non linear variety I Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, got the impression this was a wise choice Ineneral Strogatz suceeds in The Oracles Golem (The Oracle greatly complexity of this cutting edge subject without over simplificationSome minor criticisms Print would be a little small for some readers Araph of the strange attractor would have helped clarity at one point I would have appreciated any comment on the sync of spiral alaxy arms which order themselves into density wavesOverall this book is well pitched with no obvious spurious claims sometimes tempting if a science is in its early stages I particularly enjoyed the chapter on sleep experiments its early stages I particularly enjoyed the chapter on sleep experiments highly recomend this to anyone who has been subjected to rapidly varying nightday shifts For the most part thoughit reminded me of James Gleicks Chaos book in the way that the Sync story is conveyed with tales of maverick characters on the fringes of established science making serendipitous discoveries that lay around waiting for someone to slot them into a frameworkWithin this there are numerous enlightening insights and uirky facts about the rhythm and harmonies that
perva. tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature It has The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature It has some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century including Albert Einstein Richard Feynman Norbert Wiener Brian Josephson .
Nating but also complex and at times uite difficult to follow The hardcore scientists in the class were often very frustrated with the book s lack of supporting math and raphs But I m sure everyone in the class would agree that the book did provide a suitable framework for learning about this topic in a mixed roup from different academic backgrounds Personally coming from a humanities background I found it extremely useful that our class contained a number of PhD scientists who were able to explain some of the difficult concepts in a manner that enhanced my understandingI found the book enjoyable to read but definitely challenging It opened my mind to a whole new world on nonlinear mathematics I love to stretch my mind and this book and class did exactly thatEach of us had To Do A Forty Five Minute PowerPoint do a forty five minute PowerPoint for the rest of the class on a topic RELATED TO THE BOOK I CHOOSE THE SYNCHRONIZATION FOUND to the book I choose the synchronization found the pacemaker cells of the heart I was thrilled by this independent study topic and learned a reat deal that was useful to me in my personal life I would never have taken the time to explore in detail the detailed functioning of the human heart had it not been for the challenge of reading this book and taking this class I am very rateful I did both. Es from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface at a deeper level there is a connection forged by the unifying power of mathematic.