Professor Steven Strogatz, Ph.D.

Professor Steven Strogatz
  • Cornell University
  • Harvard University
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One of the things that I think is so powerful about ecology, and something I share with my students all the time, is that not everything in ecology and ecological change has to be really complicated.

Professor Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics and Professor of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in Mathematics and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Before joining Cornell University in 1994, Professor Strogatz was a faculty member at MIT. Professor Strogatz's books include Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos-the most widely used textbook on chaos theory-and Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order (chosen as a Best Book of 2003 by Discover magazine). Lauded for his exceptional teaching abilities, Professor Strogatz holds a Communications Award-a lifetime achievement award for the communication of mathematics to the general public-from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics, which represents the four major American mathematical societies. He also received the Tau Beta Pi Excellence in Teaching Award from Cornell University's College of Engineering and the E. M. Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from MIT.

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  1. Chaos Sale

    Chaos

    Steven Strogatz
    4.7 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Save up to $205.00 Starting at $34.95 $254.95 $34.95$254.95
    Chaos theory-the study of the behavior of sensitive systems over time-affects nearly every field of human knowledge, from the arts to zoology. Journey with Cornell University Professor Steven Strogatz to the heart of this revolutionary field and discover new ways to think about the world. From the surprising tale of how chaos theory was discovered, to the ways it can help us solve mysteries like the nature of...
  2. (Set)  Understanding the Science of Tomorrow & Chaos Set

    (Set) Understanding the Science of Tomorrow & Chaos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  3. (Set)  Chaos & Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscop Set

    (Set) Chaos & Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscop

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  4. (Set) Understanding Complexity & Chaos  Set

    (Set) Understanding Complexity & Chaos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Learn how to make sense of two vast, intriguing, and complex scientific fields with this remarkable two-course set. In Understanding Complexity, discover and grasp the fundamentals and applications of the amazing field of complexity science. In Chaos, travel to the mysterious heart of chaos theory—the study of the behavior of sensitive systems over time that affects nearly every field of human knowledge, from...
  5. (Set) Chaos & Queen of the Sciences: A History of Mathematics  Set

    (Set) Chaos & Queen of the Sciences: A History of Mathematics

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Open up new doors of insight and intrigue that take you deep inside the world of mathematics. First, travel to the mysterious heart of chaos theory—the science of systems whose behavior is sensitive to small changes in their initial conditions—in Chaos. Then, survey the 4,000-year history of mathematics: a story filled with astonishing scientific discoveries, quests for solutions to proofs and practical...
  6. (Set) Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe; Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality; Chaos; & Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World  Set

    (Set) Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe; Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality; Chaos; & Quantum Mechanics: The Physics of the Microscopic World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,019.80 Starting at $1,019.80 $1,019.80 $1,019.80$1,019.80
  7. (Set) Chaos & Dark Matter, Dark Energy  Set

    (Set) Chaos & Dark Matter, Dark Energy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Travel to the frontiers of science in these two fascinating courses that give you new ways to think about the universe and your everyday world. Chaos is an in-depth exploration of the history and applications of chaos theory—the study of how sensitive systems behave over time. Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe explores how the concepts of dark matter and dark energy—the most eagerly...
  8. (Set)  Uncover the Mystries of the Universe Set

    (Set) Uncover the Mystries of the Universe

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,849.55 Starting at $2,849.55 $2,849.55 $2,849.55$2,849.55
    It’s not likely you’ll be able to solve all the mysteries of life in one course, even if it is a Great Course. Nine courses, on the other hand, may take you pretty close. Encompassing Physics, the Microscopic World, Matter, Chaos, Cosmology, Complexity, Black Holes, and the Origins of Life, this wide-ranging, comprehensive and inclusive set will deliver answers to some of life’s biggest and most urgent...
  9. (Set) Chaos & An Introduction to Number Theory  Set

    (Set) Chaos & An Introduction to Number Theory

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Explore two fascinating theoretical fields that have helped reshape and strengthen our understanding of both science and mathematics. In Chaos, journey to the heart of the revolutionary field of chaos theory and discover new ways to think about the world. Then, get an equally clear and effective guide to one of the oldest and largest branches of pure mathematics in An Introduction to Number Theory.
  10. (Set) Chaos & Cosmology   Set

    (Set) Chaos & Cosmology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    First, journey with Cornell University Professor Steven Strogatz to the heart of the revolutionary field of Chaos theory and discover new ways to think about the world. Chaos gives you a solid introduction to a fascinating discipline that has more to do with your life than you may realize. Next, discover a wealth of insights into the origin, evolution, composition, and probable fate of our universe. In the 36...
  11. (Set)  Differential Equations Made Easy & Chaos Set

    (Set) Differential Equations Made Easy & Chaos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  12. (Set) Chaos & Origins of Life  Set

    (Set) Chaos & Origins of Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
    Let two award-winning professors guide you through and help you make sense of some of modern science's most complex topics in this two-course set. Learn how chaos theory—the study of the behavior of sensitive systems over time—affects nearly every field of human knowledge, from the arts to zoology with Chaos. Then, in Origins of Life, embark on a 24-lecture expedition to find possible answers to a...
  13. (Set) The Science Of The Next 100 Years  Set

    (Set) The Science Of The Next 100 Years

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,929.60 Starting at $1,929.60 $1,929.60 $1,929.60$1,929.60
    Science, more than any other field of human study, is home to lightning-fast changes with the power to instantly revolutionize our understanding of the universe. So what are the scientific ideas that will occupy headlines and news stories for the next 100 years? What effects will they have on the way you think about—and live in—the world around you? The courses featured in this special section are your...
  14. (Set) Chaos & What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear  Set

    (Set) Chaos & What Are the Chances? Probability Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    Make sense of chaos theory and then examine the 4,000-year history of mathematics that influenced its groundbreaking ideas—and so much more—with this two-course set. In Chaos, journey to the heart of the revolutionary field of chaos theory and discover new ways to think about the world. Then, move on to the 4,000-year history of mathematics—a gripping narrative, a never-ending mystery about the...
  15. (Set) Chaos & Impossible: Physics beyond the Edge  Set

    (Set) Chaos & Impossible: Physics beyond the Edge

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $429.90 Starting at $429.90 $509.90 $429.90$509.90
  16. (Set) Shape of Nature & Chaos  Set on sale

    (Set) Shape of Nature & Chaos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $536.00 Starting at $66.90 $629.90 $66.90$629.90
    Delve into two of the most profound and exciting fields in modern science with this revealing set. First, in The Shape of Nature, get a visually stunning guide to the mathematical shapes around you: how they're formed, how they're studied, and how they relate to your life. Then, travel to the mysterious heart of chaos theory—the science of systems whose behavior is sensitive to small changes in their initial...
  17. (Set) My Favorite Universe & Chaos  Set

    (Set) My Favorite Universe & Chaos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $384.90 Starting at $384.90 $454.90 $384.90$454.90
    These two courses are thrilling opportunities for you to peer into intriguing corners of the scientific world. In My Favorite Universe, an award-winning astrophysicist takes you on a spirited journey through the breathtaking history of the cosmos. In Chaos, get a solid introduction to the study of the behavior of sensitive systems—a discipline that has more to do with your daily life than you realize.
  18. Set: Big Data & Chaos Set

    Set: Big Data & Chaos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
  19. (Set) Mathematics from the Visual World & Chaos  Set

    (Set) Mathematics from the Visual World & Chaos

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $509.90 Starting at $509.90 $509.90 $509.90$509.90