The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur Winfree.
At once elegant and riveting, Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science. Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselves, from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts. He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface, at a deeper level there is a connection, forged by the unifying power of mathematics.
* Translated into German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese
* Featured on Amazon's list of Customers' Favorites in science for 2003
* Selected as a Best Book of the Year by Discover magazine in 2003
* Won the Anomalist Award for the best science book of 2003
* The Korean edition was named “Best Science Book of 2005” by the Ministry of Science & Technology Korea, and received the “Best Science Book Award” given by the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics.