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Strange Behaviour of Matter, The (2 Parts)

Synopsis
Programmes focusing on physics, mathematics and chemistry. 1.1: Concepts of chaos - Sensitivity to Initial Conditions: David Ruelle and Yves Pomeau introduce some basic concepts of chaos theory, focusing on the notion of sensitivity to initial conditions and illustrated by a series of computer experiments. Introduces bifurcation diagrams, cobweb diagrams, mixing, universal scenarios, and the Feigenbaum number. 1.2: Examples of Chaos - Chaos in the Solar System: Jacques Laskar uses chaos in the solar system as an example of its physical reality, focusing the history of the problem and the modern results, looking at the work of Poincare, the KAM theory, and recent calculations by Wisdom and Sussman. 1.3: Conversation - Prigogine on irreversibility and the quantum paradox.
2. A discussion among Ilya Prigogine, Ian Stewart, Heinz-Otto Peitgen and Hermann Haken, with audience participation.
Series
Science on the Edge of Chaos, Series
Language
English
Country
Belgium
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (PAL, SECAM, NTSC). col. 2 x 90 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Sale; 1996 sale: 40 Ecu (inclusive) each part
Uses
Scientists in universities, commmercial organisations and research laboratories.
Subjects
Engineering; Science
Keywords
chaos theory; quantum mechanics; solar system

Credits

Contributor
David Ruelle; Heinz-Otto Peitgen; Hermann Haken; Ian Stewart; Ilya Prigogine; Jacques Laskar; Yves Pomeau
Cast
Luc Steels 

Sections

Title
Concepts, examples and conversations
Synopsis
2. A discussion among Ilya Prigogine, Ian Stewart, Heinz-Otto Peitgen and Hermann Haken, with audience participation.

Title
Panel discussion

Sponsor

Name

EuroPACE 2000

Distributor

Name

EuroPACE

Email
info@europace.be
Web
http://www.europace.be/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+32 16 32 75 73
Fax
+32 16 32 79 05
Address
Kapeldreef 62
3001 Heverlee
Belgium

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