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close this bookThe Impact of Chaos on Science and Society (UNU, 1997, 415 pages)
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close this folder1. Chaotic dynamics
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View the documentV. Noise and computer round-off errors
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close this folder2. Chaos and politics: applications of nonlinear dynamics to socio-political issues
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close this folder3. Is the EEG a strange attractor? Brain stem neuronal discharge patterns and electroencephalographic rhythms
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View the documentV. Deterministic and random models of hierarchical neuronal discharge patterns
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close this folder4. The impact of chaos on mathematics
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View the documentV. Ergodic theory of differentiable dynamical systems: Axiom A systems
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close this folder5. Chaos in neural networks
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close this folder7. Chaos and physics
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close this folder8. Irreversibility and quantum chaos
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close this folder9. Impact of high-dimensional chaos: A further step towards dynamical complexity
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close this folder10. The impact of chaos on biology: Promising directions for research
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View the documentAppendix. The difficulties of finding chaos in biological data
close this folder11. Dynamical disease - The impact of nonlinear dynamics and chaos on cardiology and medicine
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close this folder12. The impact of chaos on meteorology
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close this folder13. The concept of chaos in the problem of earthquake prediction
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close this folder14. The impact of chaos on engineering
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close this folder15. The impact of chaos on economic theory
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close this folder16. Chaos in society: Reflections on the impact of chaos theory on sociology
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close this folder17. Strange attractors and the origin of chaos
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View the documentIV. The Hayashi Laboratory at the time of the ''McGraw-Hill Book''
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View the documentPanel discussion: The impact of chaos on science and society
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The Asian Experience

Edited by Saneh Chamarik and Susantha Goonatilake

Focusing on the importance of technology as a key to development, this volume examines the experiences, efforts, and perspectives of technological development in six Asian countries: China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand.

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Human Rights and Scientific and Technological Development

Edited by C. G. Weeramantry

The present work represents an effort to develop a conceptual framework for the study of the interactions between human rights and scientific and technological development and review the current state of research in the area.

ISBN 92-808-0731-5
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The Impact of Technology on Human Rights
Global Case-studies

Edited by C.G. Weeramantry

This book is a sequel to Human Rights and Scientific and Technological Development and follows on the theoretical discussion concerning the interrelation between scientific and technological development and human rights presented in the earlier volume. The present study comprises five case-studies from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America that look closely at the impact of different technologies on human rights.

ISBN 92-808-0821-4
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Information Technology in Selected Countries
Reports from Ireland, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania

Edited by Eileen P. Drew and F. Gordon Foster

Taking as a point of departure experiences in Ireland with processes of information technology innovation, this study explores in three country studies the main features of innovation in the 1970s and 1980s with the aim of providing insights and comparison tor further development.

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WITHIN THE PAST DECADE there has been an explosion of interest in chaotic dynamics. Prompted by the growing body of knowledge about chaotic behaviour in an increasing number of scientific disciplines, a distinguished group of experts assemble in this volume to evaluate the impact that chaos has had on the conduct of science and on our understanding of society.

Presented here are contributions from mathematicians, physicists, biological and medical scientists, geoscientists, engineers, economists, and social scientists - including pioneers and world leaders in research on chaos. The result is a lively and stimulating international, interdisciplinary exchange of experiences and ideas on chaotic phenomena. The volume concludes with an exchange among the experts on the past and possible future impacts chaos has had in the physical and social sciences. This book offers an assessment of the general impact of chaos theory and, it is hoped, will further enhance the interaction among scientists who may discover that chaotic dynamics play an important part in their respective fields.

Readers will find here a unique documentation of the history of the development of chaos theory and record of a historic interaction among the founders of this field.

Dr. Celso Grebogi is Professor of Mathematics and Distinguished Research Fellow at the University of Maryland, USA. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has been awarded the Senior Humboldt Prize, the Toshiba Chair, and Fulbright Fellowship.

Dr. James A. Yorke is Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Director, the Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology, at the University of Maryland, USA. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1980 and is widely known as the coiner of the term "chaos."

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