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Illustrations of Chaotic Systems
Some useful images, videos, animations, Java apps, and Flash demos.
Clausewitz, Nonlinearity and the Unpredictability of War — Alan D. Beyerchen (Department of History, Ohio State University), International Security, 17:3 (Winter, 1992). Probably the most important article on Clausewitz since 1976.
Fractals — Definitions and links
(See also NOVA video, "Hunting the Hidden Dimension: Mysteriously beautiful fractals are shaking up the world of mathematics and deepening our understanding of nature." Aired October 28, 2008 on PBS
Clausewitz and Nonlinearity Bibliography — from The Clausewitz Homepage
Nonlinearity and Military Affairs — A working bibliography put together by Tom Czerwinski, Information Resources Management College, National Defense University, in 1999
Smithsonian.com: "If the Interstate System Were Designed by a Slime Mold"Self-Organized Terrorist-Counterterrorist Adaptive Coevolutions, Part I: A Conceptual Design
Emergence: Complexity & Organization
An International Transdisciplinary Journal of Complex Social Systems
The 2011 special issue, the journal's second edition, leads with an editorial, "An Inquiry Into History, Big History, and Metahistory," by SFI Faculty Chair David Krakauer, John Gaddis (Yale University), and Kenneth Pomeranz (UC Irvine). The authors define "history" as the study of written records, "big history" as all reconstructions of the past that do not rely on written materials, and "metahistory" as the "patterns that emerge from both modes of inquiry that make generalization, and hence analysis, possible."