Critical Phenomena in Natural Sciences

Chaos, Fractals, Selforganization and Disorder: Concepts and Tools

  • Didier Sornette

Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Didier Sornette
    Pages 1-22
  3. Didier Sornette
    Pages 47-77
  4. Didier Sornette
    Pages 79-101
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    Pages 103-135
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    Pages 137-162
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    Pages 183-198
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    Pages 213-224
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    Pages 225-237
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    Pages 239-256
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    Pages 257-284
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    Pages 285-320
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    Pages 375-392
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 393-434

About this book


Concepts, methods and techniques of statistical physics in the study of correlated, as well as uncorrelated, phenomena are being applied ever increasingly in the natural sciences, biology and economics in an attempt to understand and model the large variability and risks of phenomena. This is the first textbook written by a well-known expert that provides a modern up-to-date introduction for workers outside statistical physics. The emphasis of the book is on a clear understanding of concepts and methods, while it also provides the tools that can be of immediate use in applications. Although this book evolved out of a course for graduate students, it will be of great interest to researchers and engineers, as well as to post-docs in geophysics and meteorology.


Critical Phenomena Renormalization group biology chaos complex systems distribution geophysics long-range interaction mechanics meteorology physics renormalization statistical mechanics statistical physics turbulence

Authors and affiliations

  • Didier Sornette
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics and Department of Earth and Space Sciences, 3845 Slichter HallUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, CNRS UMR6622, Faculté des SciencesUniversité de Nice-Sophia AntipolisNice Cedex 2France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-04176-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04174-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-7389
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