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By John H. Argyris, Gunter Faust, Maria Haase, Rudolf Friedrich

This e-book is conceived as a accomplished and targeted text-book on non-linear dynamical platforms with specific emphasis at the exploration of chaotic phenomena. The self-contained introductory presentation is addressed either to people who desire to learn the physics of chaotic structures and non-linear dynamics intensively in addition to people who find themselves curious to benefit extra concerning the attention-grabbing global of chaotic phenomena. easy strategies like Poincaré part, iterated mappings, Hamiltonian chaos and KAM conception, unusual attractors, fractal dimensions, Lyapunov exponents, bifurcation idea, self-similarity and renormalisation and transitions to chaos are completely defined. To facilitate comprehension, mathematical recommendations and instruments are brought in brief sub-sections. The textual content is supported through quite a few desktop experiments and a large number of graphical illustrations and color plates emphasising the geometrical and topological features of the underlying dynamics.

This quantity is a totally revised and enlarged moment version which contains lately acquired study result of topical curiosity, and has been prolonged to incorporate a brand new part at the uncomplicated innovations of chance idea. a very new bankruptcy on absolutely constructed turbulence offers the successes of chaos idea, its obstacles in addition to destiny tendencies within the improvement of advanced spatio-temporal structures.

"This publication could be of beneficial support for my lectures"  Hermann Haken, Stuttgart

"This text-book shouldn't be lacking in any introductory lecture on non-linear structures and deterministic chaos" Wolfgang Kinzel, Würzburg

“This good written ebook represents a accomplished treatise on dynamical structures. it can function reference ebook for the total box of nonlinear and chaotic platforms and stories in a special manner on clinical advancements of contemporary many years in addition to very important applications.” Joachim Peinke, Institute of Physics, Carl-von-Ossietzky college Oldenburg, Germany

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Until not so very long ago, there was little reason to doubt that, in this case, at least in principle, accurate predictions would ultimately be possible. In the spirit of Laplace’s demon, it was assumed that it was only necessary to gather sufficient information about the system and to process it with the necessary effort. 20 2 Preliminaries This mechanical conception of the world which was first shaken by quantum mechanics received a second blow as a result of an astonishing discovery, namely that even simple non-linear systems may generate irregular behaviour.

For the atomic field, this call to abandon pure determinism may be valid. But to speak of absolute randomness and to assert that the classical idea of predictability is invalid in principle, although it was so successful in its search for order, regularity and natural laws, merely due to spontaneous nuclear disintegration for which there is neither cause nor explanation – this is something we still cannot and do not want to bring ourselves to accept. In contrast to this, it should be remembered that classical physics tacitly complements the principle of “identical” causality with the principle of “similar” causality.

16 2 Preliminaries This concept of pre-calculability in all eternity is not consistent with 20th century physics and particularly not with quantum mechanics. It is not that physics is in fundamental opposition to man’s longing for predictablity but that the two, quantum mechanics and determinism, are incompatible with one another in their philosophical approaches. The atomistic ideas of Democritus and Leucippus handed down from classical antiquity assume that regular, ordered processes on a global level derive their morphology from the irregular, random behaviour on a local level.

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