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Does God Play Dice?
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.

Prologue: Clockwork or Chaos?

1 Chaos from Order.

2 Equations for Everything.

3 The Laws of Error.

4 The Last Universalist.

5 One-way Pendulum.

6 Strange Attractors.

7 The Weather Factory.

8 Recipe for Chaos.

9 Sensitive Chaos.

10 Fig-trees and Feigenvalues.

11 The Texture of Reality.

12 Return to Hyperion.

13 The Imbalance of Nature.

14 Beyond the Butterfly.

15 Von Neumann's Dream.

16 Chaos and the Quantum.

17 Farewell, Deep Thought.

Epilogue: Dicing with the Deity.

Further Reading.

Illustration Acknowledgements.

Index.

About the Author

Ian Stewart is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Warwick and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is an active research mathematician with over 140 published papers, and has written or co-authored numerous books including The Collapse of Chaos (1994), Nature's Numbers (1995), Figments of Reality (1997), Life's Other Secret (1998), The Science of Discworld (1999), and Flatterland (2001). His awards include the 1995 Faraday Medal of the Royal Society and the 2000 Gold Medal of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications.

Reviews

"A book well worth reading and a valuable contribution to the literature on chaos" ( New Scientist)

"For those who have even rudimentary mathematical knowledge, for teachers and for lively-minded school and university students, Stewart give a valuable insight into the innards of chaos" (The Times Higher Education Supplement)

"A fine introduction to a complex subject" (Daily Telegraph)

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