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ISBN/EAN: 9783540748663
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: XV, 341 S., 341 p. With many Numerical Experiments
Format (T/L/B): 1.6 x 24.2 x 15.8 cm
Auflage: 3. Auflage 2008
Einband: gebundenes Buch


This new edition strives yet again to provide readers with a working knowledge of chaos theory and dynamical systems. It does so through parallel introductory explanations in the book and interaction with carefully-selected programs supplied on the accompanying disk. The programs enable readers, especially advanced-undergraduate students in physics, engineering, and math, to tackle relevant physical systems quickly on their PCs, without distraction from algorithmic details. For the third edition of Chaos: A Program Collection for the PC, each of the previous twelve programs is polished and rewritten in C++ (both Windows and Linux versions are included). A new program treats kicked systems, an important class of two-dimensional problems.


InhaltsangabeOverview and Basic Concepts.- Nonlinear Dynamics and Deterministic Chaos.- Billiard Systems.- Gravitational Billiards: The Wedge.- The Double Pendulum.- Chaotic Scattering.- Fermi Acceleration.- The Duffing Oscillator.- Feigenbaum Scenario.- Nonlinear Electronic Circuits.- Mandelbrot and Julia Sets.- Ordinary Differential Equations.- Kicked Systems.