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Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order – Steven Strogatz

Thoughts: Thoughts: Sync is a solid book - wide-ranging, well-written, and interesting throughout.

(The notes below are not a summary of the book, but rather raw notes - whatever I thought, at the time, might be worth remembering.)

Strogatz, Steven. 2003. Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order. Hyperion.


I. Living Sync

One: Fireflies and the Inevitability of Sync

Two: Brain Waves and the Conditions for Sync

Three: Sleep and the Daily Struggle for Sync

II. Discovering Sync

Four: The Sympathetic Universe

Five: Quantum Choruses

Six: Bridges

III. Exploring Sync

Seven: Synchronized Chaos

Eight: Sync in Three Dimensions

Nine: Small-World Networks

Ten: The Human Side of Sync

Posted: May 20, 2023. Last updated: Aug 31, 2023.