A First Course in Chaotic Dynamical Systems
Theory and Experiment
By (author) Robert L. Devaney
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First Course in Chaotic Dynamical Systems by Robert L. Devaney
Book DescriptionA First Course in Chaotic Dynamical Systems: Theory and Experiment is the first book to introduce modern topics in dynamical systems at the undergraduate level. Accessible to readers with only a background in calculus, the book integrates both theory and computer experiments into its coverage of contemporary ideas in dynamics. It is designed as a gradual introduction to the basic mathematical ideas behind such topics as chaos, fractals, Newton's method, symbolic dynamics, the Julia set, and the Mandelbrot set, and includes biographies of some of the leading researchers in the field of dynamical systems. Mathematical and computer experiments are integrated throughout the text to help illustrate the meaning of the theorems presented.Chaotic Dynamical Systems Software, Labs 1--6 is a supplementary laboratory software package, available separately, that allows a more intuitive understanding of the mathematics behind dynamical systems theory. Combined with A First Course in Chaotic Dynamical Systems, it leads to a rich understanding of this emerging field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780201554069
(235mm x 162mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Perseus Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert L. Devaney
Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos, Hardback (April 2012)
Suitable for students in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering, this title provides a theoretical approach to dynamical systems and chaos. It helps them to analyze the types of differential equations that arise in their area of study.
Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems, Paperback (January 2003)» View all books by Robert L. Devaney
Robert L. Devaney introduces many of the basic concepts of modern dynamical systems theory and leads the reader to the point of current research in several areas.
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Author Biography - Robert L. Devaney
Professor Robert L. Devaney received his A.B. from Holy Cross College and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1973. He taught at Northwestern University, Tufts University, and the University of Maryland before coming to Boston University in 1980. He served there as chairman of the Department of Mathematics from 1983 to 1986. His main area of research is dynamical systems, including Hamiltonian systems, complex analytic dynamics, and computer experiments in dynamics. He is the author of An Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems, and Chaos, Fractals, and Dynamics: Computer Experiments in Modern Mathematics, which aims to explain the beauty of chaotic dynamics to high school students and teachers.
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