Systemic YoYo’sJanuary 15, 2009 at 3:29 pm | Posted in Books, Science, Writing | 4 Comments
Systemic Yoyos: Some Impacts of the Second Dimension is the title of a new book by Yi Lin. The title intrigued me, so I dug around a bit. Turns out “2nd Dimension” doesn’t refer to spatial dimensions but rather conceptual. In this case, 1st dimension is classical science, second dimension is system theory. The author proposes the “Yoyo model” as a systemic model designed to solve difficult problems in science. After introducing the model, he uses it to solve open problems in “Newtonian mechanics, planetary motions, the three-body problem, etc. The third part presents applications of this model in economics and finance.” He goes on to explore “the structure of human thoughts and infinity problems in …mathematics.” And finally, he uses case studies to investigate “the concept of rolling currents… to practically predict weather changes, especially the arrival of disastrous weather conditions.”
With chapter titles like “Conservation of Informational Infrastructure: Empirical Evidence“, I am intrigued.
This page suggests the book arises from an effort to publish modern thinking in China.
In the introduction, he mentions 4 criteria, including “must be readable by as many people as possible”. Sadly, the book is rather pricey for my budget. Hopefully, exerpts or other derivations will become available.