Nonlinear Dynamics: A Primer

Synopsis

This textbook on the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems for nonmathematical advanced undergraduate or graduate students is also a reference book for researchers in the physical and social sciences. It provides a comprehensive introduction including linear systems, stability theory of nonlinear systems, bifurcation theory, chaotic dynamics. Discussion of the measure--theoretic approach to dynamical systems and the relation between deterministic systems and stochastic processes is featured. There are a hundred exercises and an associated website provides a software program, computer exercises and answers to selected book exercises.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Alfredo Medio
  • Marji Lines
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2001