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Extended Abstracts Spring 2016

Nonsmooth Dynamics

  • Alessandro Colombo
  • Mike Jeffrey
  • J. Tomàs Lázaro
  • Josep M. Olm
Conference proceedings

Part of the Trends in Mathematics book series (TM, volume 8)

Also part of the Research Perspectives CRM Barcelona book sub series (RPCRMB, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Kamila da S. Andrade, R. M. Martins, Marco Antonio Teixeira
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mate Antali, Gabor Stepan
    Pages 7-12
  4. Christian Bick, Mike J. Field
    Pages 13-18
  5. E. Bossolini, R. Edwards, P. A. Glendinning, M. R. Jeffrey, S. Webber
    Pages 19-24
  6. Chris Budd, Paul Glendinning, Kaitlin Hill, Rachel Kuske
    Pages 25-29
  7. Alessandro Colombo
    Pages 43-47
  8. Manuel Domínguez-Pumar, Sergi Gorreta, Teresa Atienza, Elena Blokhina, Joan Pons-Nin
    Pages 49-53
  9. Laura Gardini, Roya Makrooni, Iryna Sushko
    Pages 59-64
  10. Christine Gavin, Philip J. Aston, Gianne Derks
    Pages 65-70
  11. Otávio M. L. Gomide, Marco A. Teixeira, Ricardo M. Martins
    Pages 83-87
  12. Antoni Guillamon, Rafel Prohens, Antonio E. Teruel, Catalina Vich
    Pages 89-94
  13. Jonathan Hahn, Mike R. Jeffrey
    Pages 95-99
  14. Mike R. Jeffrey
    Pages 101-105
  15. Mike R. Jeffrey
    Pages 107-112

About these proceedings


This volume contains extended abstracts outlining selected talks and other selected presentations given by participants throughout the "Intensive Research Program on Advances in Nonsmooth Dynamics 2016", held at the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) in Barcelona from February 1st to April 29th, 2016. They include brief research articles reporting new results, descriptions of preliminary work or open problems, and outlines of prominent discussion sessions. The articles are all the result of direct collaborations initiated during the research program.

The topic is the theory and applications of Nonsmooth Dynamics. This includes systems involving elements of: impacting, switching, on/off control, hybrid discrete-continuous dynamics, jumps in physical properties, and many others. Applications include: electronics, climate modeling, life sciences, mechanics, ecology, and more. Numerous new results are reported concerning the dimensionality and robustness of nonsmooth models, shadowing variables, numbers of limit cycles, discontinuity-induced bifurcations and chaos, determinacy-breaking, stability criteria, and the classification of attractors and other singularities. This material offers a variety of new exciting problems to mathematicians, but also a diverse range of new tools and insights for scientists and engineers making use of mathematical modeling and analysis.

The book is intended for established researchers, as well as for PhD and postdoctoral students who want to learn more about the latest advances in these highly active areas of research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Colombo
    • 1
  • Mike Jeffrey
    • 2
  • J. Tomàs Lázaro
    • 3
  • Josep M. Olm
    • 4
  1. 1.DEIBPolitecnico di Milano MilanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Engineering MathematicsUniversity of Bristol BRISTOLUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Departament de MatemàtiquesUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Departament de MatemàtiquesUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

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