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Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chaos

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  • © 1990


Part of the book series: Texts in Applied Mathematics (TAM, volume 2)

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Mathematics is playing an ever more important role in the physical and biological sciences, provoking a blurring of boundaries between scientific disciplines and a resurgence of interest in the modern as well as the clas­ sical techniques of applied mathematics. This renewal of interest, both in research and teaching, has led to the establishment of the series: Texts in Applied Mathematics (TAM) . The development of new courses is a natural consequence of a high level of excitement on the research frontier as newer techniques, such as numerical and symbolic computer systems, dynamical systems, and chaos, mix with and reinforce the traditional methods of applied mathematics. Thus, the purpose of this textbook series is to meet the current and future needs of these advances and encourage the teaching of new courses. TAM will publish textbooks suitable for use in advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate courses, and will complement the Applied Mathe­ matical Sciences (AMS) series, which will focus on advanced textbooks and research level monographs. Preface This textbook was developed from material presented in a year-long, grad­ uate-level course in nonlinear dynamics that I taught at Caltech over the past five years. It contains the basic techniques and results I believe to be necessary for graduate students to begin research in the field.

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Table of contents (5 chapters)


From the reviews of the second edition:

"This is a very substantial revision of the author’s original textbook published in 1990. It does not only contain much new material, for instance on invariant manifold theory and normal forms, it has also been restructured. … The presentation is intended for advanced undergraduates … . This second edition … will serve as one of the most eminent introductions to the geometric theory of dynamical systems." (R. Bürger, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Vol. 145 (4), 2005)

"This is an extensively rewritten version of the first edition which appeared in 1990, taking into account the many changes in the subject during the intervening time period. … The book is suitable for use as a textbook for graduate courses in applied mathematics or cognate fields. It is written in a readable style, with considerable motivation and many insightful examples. … Overall, the book provides a very accessible, up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to applied dynamical systems." (P.E. Kloeden, ZAMM-Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Vol. 85 (1), 2005)

"The second edition of this popular text … is an encyclopedic introduction to dynamical systems theory and applications that includes substantial revisions and new material. It should be on the reading list of every student of the subject … . Also, the new organization makes the book more suitable as a textbook that can be used in graduate courses. This book will also be a useful reference for applied scientists … as well as a guide to the literature." (Carmen Chicone, Mathematical Reviews, 2004h)

"This volume includes a significant amount of new material. … Each chapter starts with a narrative … and ends with a large collection of excellent exercises. … An extensive bibliography … provide a useful guide for future study. … This is a highly recommended book for advanced undergraduate and first-year graduatestudents. It contains most of the necessary mathematical tools … to apply the results of the subject to problems in the physical and engineering sciences." (Tibor Krisztin, Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum, Vol. 75, 2009)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Applied Mechanics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

    Stephen Wiggins

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Introduction to Applied Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chaos

  • Authors: Stephen Wiggins

  • Series Title: Texts in Applied Mathematics

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4757-4067-7Published: 09 March 2013

  • Series ISSN: 0939-2475

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-9949

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 672

  • Number of Illustrations: 180 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Analysis

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