From the Foreword:
The present text book gives an excellent introduction to this new, and potentially revolutionary, territory. It will take the reader, with clarity and precision, from simple beginnings with 1-dimensional difference equations (and their cascades of period doubling en route to chaos), on to 2- and 3-dimensional systems, and beyond this to fractals and relationships between geometry and dynamics. The final chapter deals with the Julia and Mandelbrot sets, where in my opinion mathematical elegance and pure aesthetic beauty begin to merge.
-Lord Robert M. May, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
One of the features that makes this book unique is that, as a renowned and active researcher in discrete dynamical systems and difference equations, Elaydi integrates very skillfully these two fields, whenever possible, and provides in depth the stability theory for one- and two-dimensional dynamical systems. It is fascinating that, without sacrificing anything important, the author is able to simplify the treatment and compress the material on one-dimensional dynamics into chapter 1 that takes some texts many chapters.
-Danrun Huang, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA
About the Author
Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, USA
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