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The Nature of Chaos : Oxford Science Publications - Tom Mullin

The Nature of Chaos

Oxford Science Publications

By: Tom Mullin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th August 1993
ISBN: 9780198539902
Number Of Pages: 338

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This volume contains a series of articles which give simple expositions of the fundamental ideas behind chaos theory, and discusses a wide variety of applications. The areas covered range from physics to biology, with individual chapters on chemistry, the weather, quantum mechanics and engineering. The book portrays the excitement of the contributors, working at the forefront of this new area of science. It also details the latest developments in the different fields. The text is accessible to the non-specialist, but also includes technical details. "The Nature of Chaos" is an edited and updated version of a series of lectures given in Oxford entitled "Chaos and related nonlinear phenomena". The course was interdisciplinary and focused on the uses and applications of ideas from dynamical systems theory.

'The Nature of Chaos, edited by Tom Mullin, is a wonderfully readable survey of the field by half a dozen of its leading researchers.' Tania Montero, Royal Holloway College, New Scientist, September 1993 'It is a pleasure ... to read a book which picks out the relevance of chaos and nonlinear dynamics to a range of applied fields in a careful and even understated manner ... has a strong practical flavour that provides an informative and readable introduction to the concepts of dynamical systems theory and bifurcation theory ... Despite being the product of several authors, the book is remarkably coherent. The editor has taken considerable trouble to avoid repetition and to represent the spread of interests.' David Broomhead, Physics World, February 1994

1: Chaos and its application to physical systems 2: A dyamical systems approach to time series analysis 3: A multiple bifurcation point as an organizing centre for chaos 4: Chaos and fluid dynamics 5: Chaos and one-dimensional maps 6: Models of chaos from natural selection 7: Distinguishing chaos from noise 8: The chaos of disease response and competition 9: Chaos and fractal basin boundaries 10: Applications of chaos to meteorology and climate 11: Non-linearity and chaos in atoms and molecules 12: The quantum mechanics of chaotic systems Index

ISBN: 9780198539902
ISBN-10: 0198539908
Series: Oxford Science Publications
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 338
Published: 5th August 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.71

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