By G. Nicolis
Probably the most unforeseen leads to technology lately is that relatively usual platforms obeying uncomplicated legislation can provide upward push to complicated, nonlinear or chaotic, habit. during this e-book, the writer offers a unified remedy of the thoughts and instruments had to learn nonlinear phenomena and to stipulate a few consultant functions drawn from the actual, engineering, and organic sciences. many of the attention-grabbing themes coated comprise: dynamical platforms with a finite variety of levels of freedom, linear balance research of mounted issues, nonlinear habit of fastened issues, bifurcation research, spatially allotted platforms, damaged symmetries, trend formation, and chaotic dynamics. the writer makes a different attempt to supply a logical connection among traditional dynamical structures and spatially prolonged structures, and to stability the emphasis on chaotic habit and extra classical nonlinear habit. He additionally develops a statistical method of advanced platforms and compares it to conventional deterministic part house descriptions. This booklet is appropriate for senior undergraduate and graduate scholars taking nonlinear classes from many alternative views together with physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.