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Introduction to Nonlinear Physics - Lui Lam

Introduction to Nonlinear Physics

By: Lui Lam (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th November 2003
ISBN: 9780387406145
Number Of Pages: 417

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 This textbook provides an introduction to the new science of nonlinear physics for advanced undergraduates, beginning graduate students, and researchers entering the field. The chapters, by pioneers and experts in the field, share a unified perspective. Nonlinear science developed out of the increasing ability to investigate and analyze systems for which effects are not simply linear functions of their causes; it is associated with such well-known code words as chaos, fractals, pattern formation, solitons, cellular automata, and complex systems. Nonlinear phenomena are important in many fields, including dynamical systems, fluid dynamics, materials science, statistical physics, and paritcel physics. The general principles developed in this text are applicable in a wide variety of fields in the natural and social sciences. The book will thus be of interest not only to physicists, but also to engineers, chemists, geologists, biologists, economists, and others interested in nonlinear phenomena. Examples and exercises complement the text, and extensive references provide a guide to research in the field.

Preface
Introduction
Fractals and Multifractals
Fractals and Diffusive Growth
Multifractality
Scaling Arguments and Diffusive Growth
Chaos and Randomness
Introduction to Dynamical Systems
Probability, Random Processes and the Statistical Description of Dynamics
Modeling Chaotic Systems
Pattern Formation and Disorderly Growth
Phenomenology of Growth
Models and Applications
Solition
Integrable Systems
Nonintegrable Systems
Special Topics
Cellular Automata and Discrete Physics
Visualization Techniques for Cellular Dynamata
From Laminar Flow to Turbulence
Active walks: Pattern Formation, Self-Organization and Complex Systems
Appendix
Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780387406145
ISBN-10: 038740614X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 417
Published: 14th November 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.85  x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.72

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