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Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering

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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 the mathematical theory.Richly illustrated, and with many exercises and worked examples, this book is ideal for an introductory course at the junior/senior or first-year graduate level. It is also ideal for the scientist who has not had formal instruction in nonlinear dynamics, but who now desires to begin informal study. The prerequisites are multivariable calculus and introductory physics.

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Intended as a first course in nonlinear dynamics and chaos, the presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. Applications are emphasized, including mechanical vibrations, lasers, biological rhythms, superconducting circuits, insect outbreaks, chemical oscillators, genetic control systems, chaotic waterwheels, and even secret messages. Many worked examples and exercises with selected answers are included.
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Synopsis:

"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 geome"

Synopsis:

This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201543445
Subtitle:
With Applications To Physics, Biology, Chemistry And Engineering
Author:
Strogatz, Steven H.
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
Reading, Mass. :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Chemistry - General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Dynamics
Subject:
Chaotic Behavior in Systems
Subject:
Nonlinear theories
Subject:
General Mathematics
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Studies in Nonlinearity
Series Volume:
no. 8
Publication Date:
19940420
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.52x6.40x1.27 in. 1.76 lbs.

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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 geome"

"Synopsis" by , This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. 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.
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