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Perspectives of Nonlinear Dynamics : Volume 2 - E. Atlee Jackson

Perspectives of Nonlinear Dynamics

Volume 2

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Published: 6th April 1992
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The dynamics of physical, chemical, biological or fluid systems generally must be described by nonlinear models, whose detailed mathematical solutions are not obtainable. To understand some aspects of such dynamics, various complementary methods and viewpoints are of crucial importance. In this book and its companion volume, Perspectives of nonlinear dynamics, volume 1, the perspectives generated by analytical, topological and computational methods, and interplays between them, are developed in a variety of contexts. The presentation and style is intended to stimulate the reader's imagination to apply these methods to a host of problems and situations. The text is complemented by copious references, extensive historical and bibliographical notes, exercises and examples, and appendices giving more details of some mathematical ideas. Each chapter includes an extensive section commentary on the exercises and their solution. Graduate students and research workers in physics, applied mathematics, chemistry, biology and engineering will welcome these volumes as the first broad introduction to this important major field of research.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Models based on second order difference equations
Models based on third order differential systems
'Moderate-order' systems
Solitaires: solitons and nonsolitons
Coupled maps (CM) and cellular automata (CA)
Epilogue
Appendices
Bibliography
References
Cumulative Index (Volumes 1 and 2).
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ISBN: 9780521426336
ISBN-10: 0521426332
Series: Perspectives of Nonlinear Dynamics : Book 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 652
Published: 6th April 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 1.15