Word of the Week: Stochastic

As in: “The orderly and reversible laws of Newtonian dynamics contain the seeds of the irreversible and stochastic behavior that we observe in the physical world close to us, and the origins of this behavior are now fairly well understood” (Mitra & Bokil, 2007, p.12).

Mitra, P., & Bokil, H. (2008). Observed brain dynamics. Retrieved from


The library’s Credo Reference collection of e-books includes several entries about stochastic processes. Credo Reference is a collection of over 590 reference titles covering a variety of disciplines.

Posted by the Reference Department


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