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This is the only book that introduces the full range of activity in the rapidly growing field of nonlinear dynamics to an audience of students, scientists, and engineers with no in-depth experience in the area. The text uses a step-by-step explanation of dynamics and geometry in state space as a foundation for understanding nonlinear dynamics. It goes on to provide a thorough treatment of such key topics as differential equation models and iterated map models (including a derivation of the famous Feigenbaum numbers), the surprising role of number theory in dynamics, and an introduction to Hamiltonian dynamics. This is the only book written at this introductory level to include the increasingly important field of pattern formation, along with a survey of the controversial questions of quantum chaos. Important analytical tools, such as Lyapunov exponents, Kolmogorov entropies, and fractal dimensions, are treated in detail. With over 200 figures and diagrams, and both analytic and computer exercises following every chapter, the book is ideally suited for use as a text or for self-instruction. An extensive collection of annotated references brings the reader into contact with the literature in nonlinear dynamics, which the reader will be prepared to tackle after completing the book.

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Hilborn (physics, Amherst College) presents an introduction to chaos and nonlinear dynamics, using the description of a system's behavior in state space as the main conceptual tool. Both differential equation models and iterated map models are discussed. Coverage extends to pattern formation, Lyapunov exponents, fractal dimensions, and a survey of the question of quantum chaos. The text is designed for students familiar with college-level introductory physics and calculus through elementary differential equations. Distributed by Oxford U. Press.
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This book introduces readers to the full range of current and background activity in the rapidly growing field of nonlinear dynamics. It uses a step-by-step introduction to dynamics and geometry in state space to help in understanding nonlinear dynamics and includes a thorough treatment of both differential equation models and iterated map models as well as a derivation of the famous Feigenbaum numbers. It is the only introductory book available that includes the important field of pattern formation and a survey of the controversial questions of quantum chaos. This second edition has been restructured for easier use and the extensive annotated references are updated through January 2000 and include many web sites for a number of the major nonlinear dynamics research centers. With over 200 figures and diagrams, analytic and computer exercises this book is a necessity for both the classroom and the lab.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 605-642) and index.

Table of Contents

First Edition Preface

First Edition Acknowledgments

Second Edition Preface

Second Edition Acknowledgments

I. The Phenomenology of Chaos

1. Three Chaotic Systems

2. The Universality of Chaos

II. Toward a Theory of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

3. Dynamics in State Space: One and Two Dimensions

4. Three-Dimensional State Space and Chaos

5. Iterated Maps

6. Quasi-Periodicity and Chaos

7. Intermittency and Crises

8. Hamiltonian Systems

III. Measures of Chaos

9. Quantifying Chaos

10. Many Dimensions and Multifractals

IV. Special Topics

11. Pattern Formation and Spatiotemporal Chaos

12. Quantum Chaos, The Theory of Complexity, and Other Topics

Appendix A: Fourier Power Spectra

Appendix B: Bifurcation Theory

Appendix C: The Lorenz Model

Appendix D: The Research Literature on Chaos

Appendix E: Computer Programs

Appendix F: Theory of the Universal Feigenbaum Numbers

Appendix G: The Duffing Double-Well Oscillator

Appendix H: Other Universal Feature for One-Dimensional Iterated Maps

Appendix I: The van der Pol Oscillator

Appendix J: Simple Laser Dynamics Models

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198507239
Author:
Hilborn, Robert
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Robert
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Chaotic Behavior in Systems
Subject:
Nonlinear theories
Subject:
Mechanics - Dynamics - General
Subject:
Physics | Mathematical physics
Subject:
Mathematics-Popular Chaos and Fractals
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
207 figures
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
5.9 x 8.9 x 1.6 in 2.231 lb

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