More about chaos

Sometimes I get a comment from a reader that’s just too good to leave in the comments section where readers of the main blog page will not see it. So, I call your attention to Kemlo Aki’s helpful comment on my recent post on Chaos theory:

Chaos theory is fascinating! My son and I put together a “course” for ourselves on the subject, and (in addition to Gleick’s classic book) we used the following resources:

“Chaos” Video Lectures by Prof. Steven Strogatz (from The Great Courses company, Informative and entertaining.

SYNC: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order by Strogatz (New York: Hyperion, 2003). This wonderful text is written in a humorous style for a general audience. Covers some of the same material as the video lectures (listed above).

“NOVA Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension.” WGBH Educational Foundation and the Catticus Corporation. 2008. (

Heller, Eric. “Resonance Fine Art.” Visual representations of scientific phenomenon by Harvard Physicist Eric Heller. Beautiful and fascinating. (

Michael Frame, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Nial Neger. “Fractal Geometry” Yale University. The definitive site on fractals: everything you ever wanted to know about fractals and more. (

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