search for books and compare prices
cover image
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Paperback
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Westview Pr
Publication date July 29, 2014
Pages 513
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813349107
ISBN-10 0813349109
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $65.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos, especially students taking a first course in the subject. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. The theory is developed systematically, starting with first-order differential equations and their bifurcations, followed by phase plane analysis, limit cycles and their bifurcations, and culminating with the Lorenz equations, chaos, iterated maps, period doubling, renormalization, fractals, and strange attractors.

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.

In the twenty years since the first edition of this book appeared, the ideas and techniques of nonlinear dynamics and chaos have found application to such exciting fields as systems biology, evolutionary game theory, and socio-physics. This second edition includes new exercises on these cutting-edge developments, on topics as varied as curiosities of visual perception and the tumultuous love dynamics in Gone with the Wind.



Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780738204536 Book cover for 9780813349107
 
The price comparison is for this edition
2 edition from Westview Pr (July 29, 2014)
9780813349107 | details & prices | 513 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $65.00
About: This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos, especially students taking a first course in the subject.
from Westview Pr (January 18, 2001)
9780738204536 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $60.00
About: This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos, especially students taking a first course in the subject.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.