From Cardinals to Chaos: Reflection on the Life and Legacy of Stanislaw Ulam

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N. G. Cooper, Roger Eckhardt, Nancy Shera
CUP Archive, Feb 24, 1989 - Science - 318 pages
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First published 1987 as Los Alamos science, special issue. A compendium of biographical (and autobiographical) notes, essays, and scientific articles reflecting on Ulam's legacy of interdisciplinary approaches to problems in math, physics, and biology; and previously unpublished miscellanea--conversations, a satirical play. The whole serves to celebrate the personality and contributions of the dynamic mathematician. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Contents

Stan UlamThe Man His Life His Style
6
The Ulam LegacyInterdisciplinary Approaches
36
Probabilistic Approaches to Nonlinear Problems
75
Early Work in Numerical Hydrodynamics by Francis H Harlow
144
Discrete Fluids by Brosl Hasslacher
175
The Simple Hexagonal Model Theory and Simulations
187
Nonlinear ScienceFrom Paradigms to Practicalities by David K Campbell
218
A Complicated Problem of Mathematics and Physics by Adrian Patrascioiu
263
BIOLOGY
280
Sequence AnalysisContributions by Ulam to Molecular Genetics by Walter B Goad
288
The Publications of Stanislaw M Ulam
313
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Page 262 - Let us say here that the results of our computations show features which were, from the beginning, surprising to us. Instead of a gradual, continuous flow of energy from the first mode to the higher modes, all of the problems show an entirely different behavior.

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