Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering

Author: Steven H. Strogatz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0813349117

Category: Mathematics

Page: 500

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This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos, especially students taking a first course in the subject. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. The theory is developed systematically, starting with first-order differential equations and their bifurcations, followed by phase plane analysis, limit cycles and their bifurcations, and culminating with the Lorenz equations, chaos, iterated maps, period doubling, renormalization, fractals, and strange attractors. A unique feature of the book is its emphasis on applications. These include mechanical vibrations, lasers, biological rhythms, superconducting circuits, insect outbreaks, chemical oscillators, genetic control systems, chaotic waterwheels, and even a technique for using chaos to send secret messages. In each case, the scientific background is explained at an elementary level and closely integrated with mathematical theory. In the twenty years since the first edition of this book appeared, the ideas and techniques of nonlinear dynamics and chaos have found application to such exciting new fields as systems biology, evolutionary game theory, and sociophysics. This second edition includes new exercises on these cutting-edge developments, on topics as varied as the curiosities of visual perception and the tumultuous love dynamics in Gone With the Wind.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

Author: J. M. T. Thompson,Michael Thompson,H. B. Stewart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471876847

Category: Mathematics

Page: 437

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Nonlinear dynamics and chaos involves the study of apparent randomhappenings within a system or process. The subject has wideapplications within mathematics, engineering, physics and otherphysical sciences. Since the bestselling first edition waspublished, there has been a lot of new research conducted in thearea of nonlinear dynamics and chaos. * Expands on the bestselling, highly regarded first edition * A new chapter which will cover the new research in the area sincefirst edition * Glossary of terms and a bibliography have been added * All figures and illustrations will be 'modernised' * Comprehensive and systematic account of nonlinear dynamics andchaos, still a fast-growing area of applied mathematics * Highly illustrated * Excellent introductory text, can be used for an advancedundergraduate/graduate course text

Applied Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos of Mechanical Systems with Discontinuities

Author: Marian Wiercigroch,Bram de Kraker

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810229276

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 444

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Annotation Consisting primarily of contributions written by engineers from Europe, Asia, and the US, this volume provides a general methodology for describing, solving, and analyzing discontinuous systems. The focus is on mechanical engineering problems where clearances, piecewise stiffness, intermittent contact, variable friction, or other forms of discontinuity occur. Practical applications include vibration absorbers, percussive drilling of hard materials, and dynamics of metal cutting. Of likely interest to new and experienced researchers working in the field of applied mathematics and physics, mechanical and civil engineering, and manufacturing. Lacks a subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Quantum Chaos

An Introduction

Author: Sandro Wimberger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331906343X

Category: Science

Page: 206

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The field of nonlinear dynamics and chaos has grown very much over the last few decades and is becoming more and more relevant in different disciplines. This book presents a clear and concise introduction to the field of nonlinear dynamics and chaos, suitable for graduate students in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering, and in natural sciences in general. It provides a thorough and modern introduction to the concepts of Hamiltonian dynamical systems' theory combining in a comprehensive way classical and quantum mechanical description. It covers a wide range of topics usually not found in similar books. Motivations of the respective subjects and a clear presentation eases the understanding. The book is based on lectures on classical and quantum chaos held by the author at Heidelberg University. It contains exercises and worked examples, which makes it ideal for an introductory course for students as well as for researchers starting to work in the field.

Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics

An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Robert C. Hilborn,Amanda and Lisa Cross Professor of Physics Robert Hilborn

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198507239

Category: Mathematics

Page: 650

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the exciting scientific field of nonlinear dynamics for students, scientists, and engineers, and requires only minimal prerequisites in physics and mathematics. The book treats all the important areas in the field and provides an extensive and up-to-date bibliography of applications in all fields of science, social science, economics, and even the arts.

The Joy of x

Die Schönheit der Mathematik

Author: Steven Strogatz

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036992693

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

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Mathematik durchdringt den ganzen Kosmos. Das weiß jeder, doch nur die wenigsten verstehen die Zusammenhänge wirklich. Steven Strogatz nimmt uns bei der Hand und spaziert mit uns durch diese Welt der Weisheit, Klarheit und Eleganz. Als Reiseleiter geht er neue, erfrischende Wege, deutet auf Besonderheiten, schildert Hintergründe und erklärt die unsichtbaren Mechanismen. Wir erfahren unter anderem von dem Wunder des Zählens, der genialen Einfachheit der Algebra, dem ewigen Erbe Newtons, dem Tango mit Quadraten, der Zweisamkeit von Primzahlen und der Macht des Unendlichen. Mit all seiner Begeisterung, seinem Scharfblick und seinem leichtem Ton hat Steven Strogatz ein herrliches Buch für alle geschrieben, die ihr Verständnis von Mathematik auf eine neue Art vertiefen möchten.

Student Solutions Manual for Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, 2nd edition

Author: Mitchal Dichter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429972636

Category: Mathematics

Page: 404

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This official Student Solutions Manual includes solutions to the odd-numbered exercises featured in the second edition of Steven Strogatz's classic text Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering. The textbook and accompanying Student Solutions Manual are aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos, especially students taking a first course in the subject. Complete with graphs and worked-out solutions, this manual demonstrates techniques for students to analyze differential equations, bifurcations, chaos, fractals, and other subjects Strogatz explores in his popular book.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, 2nd ed. SET with Student Solutions Manual

Author: Steven H. Strogatz

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813350844

Category: Mathematics

Page: 932

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Steven H. Strogatz's Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, second edition, is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos, especially students taking a first course in the subject. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. The theory is developed systematically, starting with first-order differential equations and their bifurcations, followed by phase plane analysis, limit cycles and their bifurcations, and culminating with the Lorenz equations, chaos, iterated maps, period doubling, renormalization, fractals, and strange attractors. The Student Solutions Manual, by Mitchal Dichter, includes solutions to the odd-numbered exercises featured in Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, second edition. Complete with graphs and worked-out solutions, the Student Solutions Manual demonstrates techniques for students to analyze differential equations, bifurcations, chaos, fractals, and other subjects explored in Strogatz's popular book.

Instabilities, Chaos and Turbulence

An Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems

Author: Paul Manneville

Publisher: Imperial College Press

ISBN: 9781860944918

Category: Science

Page: 391

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This book is an introduction to the application of nonlinear dynamics to problems of stability, chaos and turbulence arising in continuous media and their connection to dynamical systems. With an emphasis on the understanding of basic concepts, it should be of interest to nearly any science-oriented undergraduate and potentially to anyone who wants to learn about recent advances in the field of applied nonlinear dynamics. Technicalities are, however, not completely avoided. They are instead explained as simply as possible using heuristic arguments and specific worked examples.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos with Student Solutions Manual

With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering, Second Edition

Author: Steven H. Strogatz

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429680155

Category: Mathematics

Page: 404

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This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos, especially students taking a first course in the subject. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. The theory is developed systematically, starting with first-order differential equations and their bifurcations, followed by phase plane analysis, limit cycles and their bifurcations, and culminating with the Lorenz equations, chaos, iterated maps, period doubling, renormalization, fractals, and strange attractors.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: Advances and Perspectives

Author: Marco Thiel,Jürgen Kurths,M. Carmen Romano,György Károlyi,Alessandro Moura

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642046290

Category: Science

Page: 293

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This book is a collection of papers contributed by some of the greatest names in the areas of chaos and nonlinear dynamics. Each paper examines a research topic at the frontier of the area of dynamical systems. As well as reviewing recent results, each paper also discusses the future perspectives of each topic. The result is an invaluable snapshot of the state of the ?eld by some of the most important researchers in the area. The ?rst contribution in this book (the section entitled “How did you get into Chaos?”) is actually not a paper, but a collection of personal accounts by a number of participants of the conference held in Aberdeen in September 2007 to honour Celso Grebogi’s 60th birthday. At the instigation of James Yorke, many of the most well-known scientists in the area agreed to share their tales on how they got involved in chaos during a celebratory dinner in Celso’s honour during the conference. This was recorded in video, we felt that these accounts were a valuable historic document for the ?eld. So we decided to transcribe it and include it here as the ?rst section of the book.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos with Applications to Hydrodynamics and Hydrological Modelling

Author: Slavco Velickov

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9058096912

Category: Science

Page: 336

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A hydroinformatics system represents an electronic knowledge encapsulator that models part of the real world and can be used for the simulation and analysis of physical, chemical and biological processes in water systems, in order to achieve a better management of the aquatic environment. Thus, modelling is at the heart of hydroinformatics. The theory of nonlinear dynamics and chaos, and the extent to which recent improvements in the understanding of inherently nonlinear natural processes present challenges to the use of mathematical models in the analysis of water and environmental systems, are elaborated in this work. In particular, it demonstrates that the deterministic chaos present in many nonlinear systems can impose fundamental limitations on our ability to predict behaviour, even when well-defined mathematical models exist. On the other hand, methodologies and tools from the theory of nonlinear dynamics and chaos can provide means for a better accuracy of short-term predictions as demonstrated through the practical applications in this work.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in Agricultural Systems

Author: K. Sakai

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780444506467

Category: Mathematics

Page: 204

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An introduction to the analysis of chaos for readers majoring in agricultural science and an introduction to agricultural science for readers majoring in mathematical science and other fields. Hopes some readers will pursue further studies on the chaos of arable land. (Pref.)

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

Where do we go from here?

Author: J Hogan,A.R Krauskopf,Mario di Bernado,R. Eddie Wilson,Hinke. M Osinga,Martin. E Homer,Alan. R Champneys

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420033832

Category: Science

Page: 376

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Nonlinear dynamics has been successful in explaining complicated phenomena in well-defined low-dimensional systems. Now it is time to focus on real-life problems that are high-dimensional or ill-defined, for example, due to delay, spatial extent, stochasticity, or the limited nature of available data. How can one understand the dynamics of such systems? Written by international experts, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: Where Do We Go from Here? assesses what the future holds for dynamics and chaos. The chapters address one or more of the broad and interconnected main themes: neural and biological systems, spatially extended systems, and experimentation in the physical sciences. The contributors offer suggestions as to what they see as the way forward, often in the form of open questions for future research.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in Semiconductors

Author: K Aoki

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420033840

Category: Science

Page: 580

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The field of nonlinear dynamics and low-dimensional chaos has developed rapidly over the past twenty years. The principal advances have been in theoretical aspects but more recent applications in a wide variety of the sciences have been made. Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in Semiconductors is the first book to concentrate on specific physical and experimental situations in semiconductors as well as examine how to use chaos theory to explain semiconductor phenomena. Written by a well-respected researcher of chaos in semiconductors, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in Semiconductors provides a rich and detailed account of progress in research on nonlinear effects in semiconductor physics. Discussing both theory and experiment, the author shows how this powerful combination has lead to real progress with difficult nonlinear problems in this technologically important field. Nonlinear carrier dynamics, caused by low-temperature impact ionization avalanche of impurities in extrinsic semiconductors, and the emergence of intractable chaos are treated in detail. The book explores impact ionization models, linear stability analysis, bifurcation theory, fractal dimensions, and various analytical methods in chaos theory. It also describes spatial and spatiotemporal evolution of the current density filament formed by the impact ionization avalanche.

Applications of Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics in Science and Engineering -

Author: Santo Banerjee,Lamberto Rondoni

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319170376

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Chaos and nonlinear dynamics initially developed as a new emergent field with its foundation in physics and applied mathematics. The highly generic, interdisciplinary quality of the insights gained in the last few decades has spawned myriad applications in almost all branches of science and technology—and even well beyond. Wherever quantitative modeling and analysis of complex, nonlinear phenomena is required, chaos theory and its methods can play a key role. his fourth volume concentrates on reviewing further relevant contemporary applications of chaotic and nonlinear dynamics as they apply to the various cuttingedge branches of science and engineering. This encompasses, but is not limited to, topics such as synchronization in complex networks and chaotic circuits, time series analysis, ecological and biological patterns, stochastic control theory and vibrations in mechanical systems. Featuring contributions from active and leading research groups, this collection is ideal both as a reference and as a ‘recipe book’ full of tried and tested, successful engineering applications.

Clinical Chaos

A Therapist's Guide to Nonlinear Dynamics and Therapeutic Change

Author: Linda L. Chamberlain,Michael R. Bütz

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780876309261

Category: Psychology

Page: 225

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Die Erforschung des Chaos

Dynamische Systeme

Author: John Argyris,Gunter Faust,Maria Haase,Rudolf Friedrich

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662545462

Category: Computers

Page: 913

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Der Band ist Lehrbuch und wissenschaftliche Monografie in einem und enthält zahlreiche Beispiele, Bilder und Simulationen. „Inhalt des Buches ist eine in sich geschlossene, in jeder Weise überzeugende Darstellung des Themengebiets naturwissenschaftliche Chaosforschung. Sie richtet sich in gleicher Weise an den, der sich mit der Chaosphysik und der Nichtlinearen Dynamik intensiv auseinandersetzen möchte, wie auch an den, der sich erstmalig mit Aufgaben, Zielen und Ergebnissen dieses Arbeitsgebiets vertraut machen will." Werner Martienssen, Frankfurt.

The Physics of Phase Space

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Geometric Quantization,and Wigner Function

Author: Young S. Kim,Woodford W. Zachary

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540479015

Category: Science

Page: 452

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The concept of phase space plays a decisive role in the study of the transition from classical to quantum physics. This is particularly the case in areas such as nonlinear dynamics and chaos, geometric quantization and the study of the various semi-classical theories, which are the setting of the present volume. Much of the content is devoted to the study of the Wigner distribution. This volume gives the first complete survey of the progress made by both mathematicians and physicists. It will serve as an excellent reference for further research.