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## The Plaid Model: (AMS-198)

*Richard Evan Schwartz*

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- September 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780691181387
- eISBN:
- 9780691188997
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691181387.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

Outer billiards provides a toy model for planetary motion and exhibits intricate and mysterious behavior even for seemingly simple examples. It is a dynamical system in which a particle in the plane ... More

## Epilogue: Natural Complexity

*Paul Charbonneau*

### in Natural Complexity: A Modeling Handbook

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- May 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691176840
- eISBN:
- 9781400885497
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691176840.003.0012
- Subject:
- Computer Science, Programming Languages

In this epilogue, the author reflects on complexity in nature, first by sharing his observations on lichens in the slickrock mountain bike trails of the Moab region in southeastern Utah. More ... More

## Gravitational Scattering

*John A. Adam*

### in Rays, Waves, and Scattering: Topics in Classical Mathematical Physics

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- May 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691148373
- eISBN:
- 9781400885404
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691148373.003.0016
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter discusses Kepler's laws of planetary motion in relation to gravitational scattering. Gravitational scattering occurs when the paths of particles passing near a massive body are ... More

## Locke and Cartesian Cosmology

*Peter R. Anstey*

### in Locke and Cartesian Philosophy

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- July 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198815037
- eISBN:
- 9780191852855
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198815037.003.0003
- Subject:
- Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Cartesian vortex theory was of great interest to John Locke. Yet, the evidence for Locke’s interactions with and attitude towards Cartesian cosmology has never been assembled. After providing a ... More

## The Kepler problem

*Nathalie Deruelle and Jean-Philippe Uzan*

### in Relativity in Modern Physics

- Published in print:
- 2018
- Published Online:
- October 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198786399
- eISBN:
- 9780191828669
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198786399.003.0012
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter considers Newton’s 1665 explanations of the dynamics in the laws governing the motion of a planet around the Sun, which were established by Johannes Kepler in 1618. The first law states ... More

## Introduction

*John A. Adam*

### in Rays, Waves, and Scattering: Topics in Classical Mathematical Physics

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- May 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780691148373
- eISBN:
- 9781400885404
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691148373.003.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book deals with rays, waves, and scattering and covers many of the mathematical concepts, structures, and techniques used to study them. The subject of rays is explored in an ... More

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