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Casti, J. L.

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Works: 157 works in 832 publications in 11 languages and 23,366 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Miscellanea  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, Translator
Classifications: QA93, 003.7
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Most widely held works about J. L Casti
 
Most widely held works by J. L Casti
Five golden rules : great theories of 20th-century mathematics and why they matter by J. L Casti( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Five Golden Rules, John L. Casti serves as curator to a brilliant collection of 20th-century mathematical theories, leading us on a fascinating journey of discovery and insight. Probing the frontiers of modern mathematics, Casti examines the origins of some of the most important findings of this century. This is a tale of mystery and logic, elegance and reason; it is the story of five monumental mathematical breakthroughs and how they shape our lives. All those intrigued by the mathematical process, nonacademics and professionals alike, will find this an enlightening, eye-opening, and entertaining work. High school algebra or geometry - and enthusiasm - are the only prerequisites."--BOOK JACKET. "From the theorem that provided the impetus for modern computers to the calculations that sent the first men to the Moon, these breakthroughs have transformed our lives. Casti illustrates each theorem with a dazzling array of real-world problems it has helped solve - how to calculate the shape of space, optimize investment returns, even chart the course of the development of organisms. Along the way, we meet the leading thinkers of the day: John von Neumann, L.E.J. Brouwer, Marston Morse, and Alan Turing, among others. And we come to understand the combination of circumstances that led each to such revolutionary discoveries as the Minimax Theorem, which spawned the exciting field of game theory, and the Simplex Method, which underpins the powerful tools of optimization theory."--Jacket
Paradigms lost : images of man in the mirror of science by J. L Casti( Book )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Dutch and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inleidend overzicht van enkele actuele wetenschappelijke probleemvelden, zoals het ontstaan van het leven en kunstmatige intelligentie
Searching for certainty : what scientists can know about the future by J. L Casti( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the degree to which the science of today is in a position to predict everyday events occurring in the worlds of natural and human affairs
Would-be worlds : how simulation is changing the frontiers of science by J. L Casti( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and German and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simulation of the complex forces shaping geopolitics. And we take a drive through TRANSIMS, a model of the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to discover the root causes of events like traffic jams and accidents. Along the way, Casti probes the answers to a host of profound questions these "would-be worlds" raise about the new science of simulation
The Cambridge quintet : a work of scientific speculation by J. L Casti( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haldane; and Alan Turing, the mathematician/codebreaker who formulated the computing scheme that foreshadowed the logical structure of all modern computers. Capturing not only their unique personalities but also their particular stands on this fascinating issue, Casti dramatically shows what each of these great men might have argued about artificial intelligence, had they actually gathered for dinner that midsummer evening
Reality rules : picturing the world in mathematics by J. L Casti( Book )

60 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and French and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternate realities : mathematical models of nature and man by J. L Casti( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five more golden rules : knots, codes, chaos, and other great theories of 20th century mathematics by J. L Casti( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did the classic tale of Alexander the Great influence the principal problem facing knot theorists today? What effect did the exalted Kalman filter have on space travel? How did the Shannon Coding Theory make mapping human DNA possible? In this follow-up to Five Golden Rules, popular science author John Casti treats us to another quintet of theories to answer these and other questions." "Casti reveals the origins of some of the most monumental mathematical discoveries of the last century - and sheds light on how these revolutionary ideas have reshaped our lives."--Jacket
Gödel : a life of logic by J. L Casti( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godel's Incompleteness Theorem suggested that logic would not allow a complete understanding of the universe, and this contemporary of Einstein established new theories that changed science and philosophy
Complexification : explaining a paradoxical world through the science of surprise by J. L Casti( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The set of ingenious interdisciplinary approaches that are, together, called the science of complexity offers answers to these and dozens of other questions that beg the larger question of why our universe seems so paradoxical. John L. Casti, renowned mathematician and science writer, argues that a complexity that defies human logic is only natural, and he shows directly, engagingly, and with a wealth of illustrations how complexity arises and how it works
Mathematical mountaintops : the five most famous problems of all time by J. L Casti( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Casti brilliantly recreates the solutions to the five greatest mathematcal problmes of all time: The four-color map problem, Fermat's last theorem, the Continuum hypothesis, Kepler's conjecture, and Hilbert's tenth problem."--Jacket
Dynamical systems and their applications : linear theory by J. L Casti( Book )

14 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic concepts, problems, and examples; Matheamtical description of linear dynamical systems; Controllability and reachability; Structure theorems and canonical forms; Realizatiion theory; Stability theory; The linear-quadratic-gaussian problem
Imbedding methods in applied mathematics by J. L Casti( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonlinear system theory by J. L Casti( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The one true platonic heaven : a scientific fiction on the limits of knowledge by J. L Casti( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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X-events : the collapse of everything by J. L Casti( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern industrialized world is a complex system on a scale never before witnessed in the history of humankind. Technologically dependent, globally interconnected, it offers seemingly limitless conveniences, choices, and opportunities. Yet this same modern civilization may be as unstable as a house of cards, fear complexity scientists like John Casti. All it would take to "downsize" our way of life is a nudge from what Casti calls an "X-event," an unpredictable occurrence with extreme, even dire, consequences. When an X-event strikes--and scientists believe one will--finance, communication, defense, and travel will stop dead in their tracks. The flow of food, electricity, medicine, and clean water will be disrupted for months, if not years. This book provides a tour of the catastrophic outlier scenarios that could quickly send us crashing back to the preindustrial age.--From publisher description
Linear dynamical systems by J. L Casti( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mood matters : from rising skirt lengths to the collapse of world powers by J. L Casti( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casti argues that human affairs-- fashions, economic trends and the fall of governments or wars-- can be traced back to an underlying social mood, which heavily biases the way things develop
Art and complexity by J Casti( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is the result of a one-week workshop sponsored by the Swedish research agency, FRN, on the interface between complexity and art. Among others, it includes discussions on whether quot, goodquot, art is quot, complexquot, art, how artists see the term quot, complexquot, and what poets try to convey in word about complex behavior in nature
 
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Five golden rules : great theories of 20th-century mathematics and why they matter
Alternative Names
Casti, J.

Casti, J. 1943-

Casti, J. L.

Casti, John.

Casti, John 1943-

Casti, John L.

Casti, John L. 1943-

John Casti

John Casti Amerikaans wiskundige

John L. Casti amerikanischer Mathematiker

Kasti, Dž.

Kasti, Dž. 1943-

Kasti, Dzh.

카스티, 존

캐스티, L. 존

캐스티, 존

캐스티, 존 L

カースティ, ジョン

カスティ, ジョン・L

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キャスティ, ジョン・L

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Paradigms lost : images of man in the mirror of scienceSearching for certainty : what scientists can know about the futureWould-be worlds : how simulation is changing the frontiers of scienceThe Cambridge quintet : a work of scientific speculationReality rules : picturing the world in mathematicsFive more golden rules : knots, codes, chaos, and other great theories of 20th century mathematicsGödel : a life of logicComplexification : explaining a paradoxical world through the science of surprise