Recent Books by Center Members
Center for Complex Quantum Systems*
*Formerly The Ilya Prigogine Center for Studies in Statistical Mechanics and Complex Systems

The Transition to Chaos
Conservative Classical Systems and Quantum Manifestations
by Linda E. Reichl

Springer-Verlag, New York, 2004
2nd Edition, 675 pages ISBN: 0-387-98788-6

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Based on courses given at The University of Texas at Austin and University of California at San Diego, this book treats an active fields of research that touches upon the foundations of physics and chemistry.

Uncertainty and Surprise in Complex Systems
editors: Reuben R. McDaniel Jr. and Dean J. Driebe

Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2005
200 pages ISBN: 3-540-23773-9

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The papers in this volume were first presented at the conference, "Uncertainty and Surprise: Questions on Working with the Unexpected and Unknowable," held April 10-12, 2003 at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.

Is Future Given?
by Ilya Prigogine

World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, November 2003
160 pages ISBN: 981-238-507-X

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In this book, after discussing the fundamental problems of current science and other philosophic concepts, beginning with controversies between Heraclitus and Parmenides, Ilya Prigogine launches into a message of great hope: the future has not been determined.

The Transition to Chaos
In Conservative Classical Systems: Quantum Manifestations
by L.E. Reichl

Springer-Verlag, New York, 1992
Hardcover--551 pp.
ISBN: 0387977538

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The book on chaos that is becoming a modern classic. A perfect introduction to the fundamental concepts of chaos, including perturbation theory, nonlinear resonances, and nonintegrable systems. The reader will learn about basic mapping techniques and stochasticity. The quantum section includes a detailed introduction to Floquet theory and the delta-kicked rotor.

Classical Relativistic Many-Body Dynamics
by Matthew A. Trump and W. C. Schieve

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1999
Hardcover--365 pp. 92 illustrations
ISBN: 079235737X

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The first book that explains in detail the world-time theory of motion for relativistic particles with mutual interaction. Learn how field theory is essentially limited to one-body motion, and how a 1941 classical model of pair annihilation may at last allow the dynamical description of systems of two or more particles. Several experimental tests are suggested. This book is chock-full of new research opportunities for graduate students and researchers into relativity.

Fully Chaotic Maps and Broken Time Symmetry
by Dean J. Driebe

Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1999
ISBN: 0792355644

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A must-have book on dynamical maps. The book is an excellent graduate-level introduction to the use of maps to describe irreversible physical systems.

The End of Certainty: Time, Chaos, and the New Laws of Nature
by Ilya Prigogine, Nobel Laureate

The Free Press, N.Y., 1997
Hardcover--240 pp.
ISBN: 0684837056

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Dr. Prigogine is world-renowned not only for his contributions to physical science, but also for his ability to explain complex ideas in terms that anyone can understand. This acclaimed book, written for readers of all ability levels and backgrounds, is a superb introduction to the meaning and implications of chaos and irreversiblity in the natural world, including the question of our perception of time.

A Modern Course in Statistical Physics
by Linda Reichl

Wiley Interscience, N.Y., 2nd ed., 1998
Hardcover--776 pp.
ISBN: 0471595209

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Modern Thermodynamics: from Heat Engines to Dissipative Structures
by Dilip Kondepudi and Ilya Prigogine

John Wiley & Sons, N.Y., 1997
Hardcover--508 pp.
ISBN: 0471973939

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Exploring Complexity: An Introduction
by Grégoire Nicolis and Ilya Prigogine

W. H. Freeman and Co., N.Y., 1989
Hardcover--313 pp.
ISBN: 0716718596

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Order Out of Chaos
by Isabel Stengers and Ilya Prigogine

Bantam Books, N.Y., 1986
ISBN: 0553343637

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