Synopses & Reviews
Traditional analysis of dynamical systems has restricted its attention to smooth problems, but it has become increasingly clear that there are distinctive phenomena unique to discontinuous systems that can be analyzed mathematically but which fall outside the usual methodology for smooth dynamical systems. The primary purpose of this book is to present a coherent framework for understanding the dynamics of piecewise-smooth and hybrid systems. An informal introduction asserts the ubiquity of such models with examples drawn from mechanics, electronics, control theory and physiology. The main thrust is to classify complex behavior via bifurcation theory in a systematic yet applicable way. The key concept is that of a discontinuity-induced bifurcation, which generalizes diverse phenomena such as grazing, border-collision, sliding, chattering and the period-adding route to chaos. The results are presented in an informal style and illustrated with copious examples, both theoretical and experimental. Aimed at a wide audience of applied mathematicians, engineers and scientists at the early postgraduate level, the book assumes only the standard background of basic calculus and linear algebra for most of the presentation and will be an indispensable resource for students and researchers. The inclusion of a comprehensive bibliography and many open questions will also serve as a stimulus for future research.
Review
From the reviews: "This book is undoubtedly a strong contribution to the field of bifurcation and chaos analysis and more generally to the field of nonsmooth dynamical systems analysis. The authors have made a remarkable effort in mixing intricate technical developments with numerous examples, numerical results, and experimental results." IEEE Control Systems Magazine "PSDS presents a valuable compendium of information about the bifurcations of different types of piecewise-smooth systems, but it stops short of completely specifying the mathematical context within which the bifurcation phenomena it discusses are generic. That leaves lots of interesting work to do in studying piecewise-smooth dynamical systems. PSDS is an excellent starting point where one can find extensive analysis of diverse examples." SIAM Book Reviews "This book treats dynamical systems that have a piecewise smooth right-hand-side. ... Graphical sketches are abundant, supporting the presentation of the essential ideas behind arguments and techniques. Overall, the level of presentation makes the book useful as a source of theoretical background knowledge for researchers and postgraduate students in engineering and applied mathematics. It is also suitable as a reference for undergraduate projects or advanced undergraduate reading groups." (Jan Sieber, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1146, 2008) "The book ... providing motivation by showing a variety of applications and new phenomena. ... This book offers a very good survey of the rapidly developing area of the dynamics of non-smooth systems ... . the authors succeed in building up a systematic framework which is based on relevant applications. ... This is a book rich in content and an excellent introduction to this new area. The book is configured as a compiled introduction for graduate students and researchers interested in this area." (Tassilo Küpper, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2009 i)
Synopsis
This book presents a coherent framework for understanding the dynamics of piecewise-smooth and hybrid systems. An informal introduction expounds the ubiquity of such models via numerous. The results are presented in an informal style, and illustrated with many examples. The book is aimed at a wide audience of applied mathematicians, engineers and scientists at the beginning postgraduate level. Almost no mathematical background is assumed other than basic calculus and algebra.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Qualitative theory of nonsmooth dynamical systems.- Border collision in piecewise-linear continuous maps.- Bifurcations in general piecewise-smooth maps.-Boundary equilibrium bifurcations in flows.- Limit cycle bifurcations in impacting systems.- Limit cycle bifurcations in piecewise-smooth flows.- Sliding bifurcations in Filippov systems.- Further applications and extensions.- References.- Index.