Introductory Remarks

  • G. Mayer-Kress
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 32)


The theory of nonlinear dynamics and chaotic attractors has been remarkably successful in providing a new paradigm for the understanding of complex and irregular structures in an enormous range of quite different systems [1,2,3,4,5]. The universality of its underlying principles, made it possible that the theory of chaotic dynamics can be applied not only to problems in basically all natural sciences but also in fields like medicine, economics and sociology.


Lyapunov Exponent Chaotic Dynamic Chaotic Attractor Spatio Temporal Chaos Chaotic Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Mayer-Kress
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  1. 1.Center for Nonlinear Studies/Theoretical DivisionLos Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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