The new edition has a friendly yet clear technical style . . . One of the book’s biggest strengths is that it explains core concepts through practical examples drawn from various fields and from real-world systems . . . the author’s excellent use of geometric and graphical techniques greatly clarifies what can be amazingly complex behavior.” Physics Today
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos is an excellent book that effectively demonstrates the power and beauty of the theory of dynamical systems. Its readers will want to learn more.” Mathematical Association of America
Praise for the prior edition:
"Exceptionally well-written. Time after time, Strogatz gives explanations of concepts that are among the most lucid I have ever read...One of the best introductions to nonlinear dynamics currently available."
"The examples impressed me with their subtlety and incisiveness. Important, delicate distinctions and exceptions are highlighted and accessible."
"More than any undergraduate book that I have seen in recent years, this book can lure students into the mathematical sciences, make them want to change their major, and spark in them some real intellectual curiosity."
About the Author
Steven Strogatz is the Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. His honors include MIT’s highest teaching prize, a lifetime achievement award for the communication of mathematics to the general public, and membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His research on a wide variety of nonlinear systemsfrom synchronized fireflies to small-world networkshas been featured in the pages of Scientific American, Nature, Discover, Business Week, and The New York Times.