Chaos and Complexity in Astrophysics
By (author) Oded Regev
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Chaos and Complexity in Astrophysics by Oded Regev
Book DescriptionThe discipline of nonlinear dynamics has developed explosively in all areas of physics. This comprehensive primer summarizes the main developments in the mathematical theory of dynamical systems, chaos, pattern formation and complexity. An introduction to mathematical concepts and techniques is given in the first part of the book, before being applied to stellar, interstellar, galactic and large scale complex phenomena in the Universe. Regev demonstrates the possible application of ideas including strange attractors, Poincare sections, fractals, bifurcations, and complex spatial patterns, to specific astrophysical problems. This self-contained text will appeal to a broad audience of astrophysicists and astronomers who wish to understand and apply modern dynamical approaches to the problems they are working on. It provides researchers and graduate students with the investigative tools they need to fully explore chaotic and complex phenomena.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521855341
(247mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Oded Regev
Chaos and Complexity in Astrophysics, Paperback (August 2012)
A primer for researchers and graduate students; introduces and applies chaos techniques to specific astrophysical systems.
Physics with Answers, Hardback (May 1997)» View all books by Oded Regev
This book contains 500 problems covering all of introductory physics, along with clear, step-by-step solutions to each problem.
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Author Biography - Oded Regev
Oded Regev is Professor of Physics at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He is co-author of Physics with Answers with Andrew King (0521483697).
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