Chaos Theory in the Social Sciences Foundations and Applications

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Published by University of Michigan Press .

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Subjects:

  • Chaos theory,
  • Mathematics for scientists & engineers,
  • Social theory,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Philosophy Of Social Science,
  • Use Of Models In The Social Sciences,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Sociology - General,
  • General,
  • Methodology,
  • Chaotic behavior in systems,
  • Mathematical models,
  • Social sciences

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Book details

ContributionsL. Douglas Kiel (Editor), Euel Elliott (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages349
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7633820M
ISBN 100472106384
ISBN 109780472106387

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