[Maxima] Maxima by Example: Ch. 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11
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Sun May 3 21:00:25 CDT 2009
Robert Dodier wrote:
> On 5/3/09, Edwin Woollett <woollett at charter.net> wrote:
>> Both Wisdom and Sussman are computational physics
>> heroes whose work is well known for their prediction
>> of the long run chaotic future of the solar system.
> Wisdom gave a talk at the 1995 SIAM conference at Snowbird
> about the future of the solar system. There was a guy in the
> audience who stood up in the q&a session and challenged his
> conclusions -- I was told these 2 went to the same conferences
> and criticized each other's work, in a friendly scientific way, of
> course. It is reassuring that in the avalanche of trivialities that
> is life in our modern age, someone at least is worrying about
> the important stuff -- namely the FATE of the WORLD.
> Broad interest in nonlinear dynamics might have peaked
> around 1995. One professor told me around that time,
> "I was doing nonlinear dynamics before it was popular and
> I'll still be doing it when it is unpopular again." If anyone knows
> what's happening in the nonlinear world I'd be interested to hear
> about it.
At least from my point of view (and that of many others), interest in
non-linear dynamics grows and grows and grows.
After all, most of the problems in non-linear dynamics are far from
solved, and new ideas and relationships with other branches of science
are appearing all the time. If anyone said that broad interest in
nonlinear dynamics peaked around 1995, then, IMO, that person was making
a rather narrow definition of the term "broad interest" or a narrow
definition of "nonlinear dynamics" or both.
> Robert Dodier
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