Chaos according to Gleick

Lisa Rogers eqwq.lrogers at email.state.ut.us
Thu Oct 12 18:28:05 MDT 1995


Chris Burford, 
you once asked me what I thought was "reality" amongst chaos/theory
stuff.  I recommended Gleick, and I later had the impression that you
had read his _Chaos: the making of a new science_, but you never said
specifically, and I'm not sure if you think I answered your question
or not.  (BTW I don't care for Gleick's subtitle.  Other than that
he's wonderful.)

Now I'm reading _The Essence of Chaos_ by Edward Lorenz (the weather
one, of the 2-winged, 3-d Lorenz attractor).  Report on that later. 
If anyone wants to read something on Chaos, I still prefer Gleick.

Anyway, attached below are my notes on Gleick, which I never got
around to posting before.  Note that this seems pretty far away from
the "chaos theory" talk such as what you cross-posted from your chat
with Ron Press.  I'd still like to get more clear on what you are
thinking about chaos/theory, what you think is "reality based" about
it, etc.

Cheers,
Lisa

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