Contains a series of articles which give simple expositions of the fundamental ideas behind chaos theory, and discusses a wide variety of applications. The areas covered range from physics to biology, with individual chapters on chemistry, the weather, quantum mechanics and engineering.
This volume contains a series of articles which give simple expositions of the fundamental ideas behind chaos theory, and discusses a wide variety of applications. The areas covered range from physics to biology, with individual chapters on chemistry, the weather, quantum mechanics and engineering. The book portrays the excitement of the contributors, working at the forefront of this new area of science. It also details the latest developments in the different fields. The text is accessible to the non-specialist, but also includes technical details. "The Nature of Chaos" is an edited and updated version of a series of lectures given in Oxford entitled "Chaos and related nonlinear phenomena". The course was interdisciplinary and focused on the uses and applications of ideas from dynamical systems theory.
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Nonlinear phenomema and chaos, Tom Mullin; chaos and its application to physical systems, Tom Mullin; a dynamical systems approach to time-series analysis, Tom Mullin; a multiple bifurcation point as an organizing centre for chaos, Tom Mullin; chaos in fluid dynamics, Tom Mullin ; chaos and one-dimensional maps, David Holton and Robert M. May; models of chaos from natural selection, David Holton and Robert M. May; distinguishing chaos from noise, David Holton and Robert M. May; the chaos of disease response and competition, David Holton and Robert M. May; chaos and fractal basin boundaries in engineering, J.M.T. Thompson; applications of chaos to meteorology and climate, Peter L. Read; non-linearity and chaos in atoms and molecules, M.S. Child; the quantum mechnaics of chaotic systems, Jonathon Keating.
The Nature of Chaos by Edited by Tom Mullin
Edited by Tom Mullin
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