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A First Course in Dynamics: with a Panorama of Recent Developments Paperback – June 23, 2003

ISBN-13: 978-0521587501 ISBN-10: 0521587506 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (June 23, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521587506
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521587501
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #422,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I highly recommend this book for an advanced undergraduate course in dynamical systems." Mathematical Reviews

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The theory of dynamical systems is a major mathematical discipline closely intertwined with all main areas of mathematics. Its concepts, methods and paradigms have greatly stimulated research in many sciences and given rise to the vast new area variously called applied dynamics, nonlinear science, or chaos theory. This elegant introduction to the subject combines mathematical rigor with copious examples of important applications, covering topics ranging from Newtonian mechanics to coding theory. It will be a valuable first textbook for senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students of mathematics, physics, and engineering.

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5 of 15 people found the following review helpful By The Dabbler on February 25, 2010
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This book has been very challenging for me. I'm not a mathematician (except in my dreams), and this book is heavy with abstract theory. One of the biggest challenges is that the book uses symbology not familiar to me, and there is no glossary of symbols (which would be VERY useful).

I would be interested in what others with a more mathematical background think about the book -- am I wasting my time trying to slog through it?

For someone just trying to get a feel for nonlinear dynamics and chaos, I strongly recommend Steven Strogatz's book "Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos".
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