Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering

Ranked #7 in Chaos Theory, Ranked #21 in Classical Mechanicssee more rankings.

This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. A unique feature of the book is its emphasis on applications. These include mechanical vibrations, lasers, biological rhythms, superconducting circuits, insect outbreaks, chemical oscillators, genetic control systems, chaotic waterwheels, and even a technique for using chaos to send secret messages. In each case, the scientific background is explained at an elementary level and closely integrated with mathematical theory.

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