Deterministic chaos: an introduction

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VCH, 1988 - Science - 291 pages
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This is the revised and updated 3rd edition of this highly regarded textbook. A new chapter on controlling chaos has been added. Translations into Japanese, Chinese, German, Russian and Polish demonstrate the international interest in this book. From reviews of former editions: In this book, Schuster gives a very useful summary of the main ideas of the subject as it now stands. Although a physist by training and style, he organizes his treatment by the logic of the mathematics, which is based on the concept of a dynamical system. Students about to begin research into chaos, and practising scientists new to the subject, will find this book well worth reading. Nature This text sets a standard which other authors and publishers in physics should strive to meet. Physics Bulletin

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Introduction l
Experiments and Simple Models
Piecewise Linear Maps and Deterministic Chaos

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Heinz Georg Schuster is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Kiel in Germany. In 1971 he attained his doctorate and in 1976 he was appointed Professor at the University of Frankfurt am Main in Germany. He was a visiting professor at the Weizmann-Institute of Science in Israel and at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, USA.

Wolfram Just is Lecturer for Applied Mathematics at Queen Mary/University of London. He held positions at different institutions, for instance Kyushu University Fukuoka/Japan, MPIPKS Dresden/Germany, and Chemnitz University of Technology/Germany. His current research interests are nonlinear dynamics of systems with many degrees of freedom and nonequilibrium statistical physics.

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