Some Basic Concepts

  • Howell Tong
Part of the Lecture Notes in Statistics book series (LNS, volume 21)


As soon as we leave the relatively comfortable world of linearity, we are faced with an infinitude of possible choices of ɕ, the generic models. Nature is full of surprises and awareness of its infinite variety is an accumulative learning process, which is itself non-linear. It seems therefore that there will always be the necessity of different approaches to non-linear time series model building.


Sunspot Number Stable Node Point Transformation Toroidal Field Steam Engine 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howell Tong
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  1. 1.Department of StatisticsThe Chinese University of Hong KongShatin, NTHong Kong

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