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ISBN-13: 978-0521529020 ISBN-10: 0521529026 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (November 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521529026
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521529020
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #945,028 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...original, fundamentally honest, and very useful and valuable...an indispensable tool for [those] confronted with the analysis of possibly chaotic signals." Journal of Biological Sciences

"The book is a good reference to the current state of the art from the nonlinear dynamics community and is importnant reading for anyone faced with interpreting irregular time series." Contemporary Physics, Professor R.S. MacKay

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The time variability of many natural and social phenomena is not well described by standard methods of data analysis. Nonlinear time series analysis uses chaos theory and nonlinear dynamics to understand such seemingly unpredictable behaviour. Results are applied to real data from physics, biology, medicine, and engineering. While based on a sound mathematical background, the book emphasises practical usefulness. Researchers from all experimental disciplines, including physics, the life sciences, and economy, will find guidance for the analysis of real world systems.

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Steve Uhlig on February 22, 2001
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This book provides an excellent overview of chaos theory concepts applied to time series analysis. First part constitutes a good tutorial on chaos theory and its implications on time series analysis while the second part discusses in detail aspects of time-series related chaos theory concepts (with an historical perspective of the related research). Time series analysts will certainly benefit from it thanks to its balanced exposition of issues of chaos theory concepts for non-infinite data sets...
However, the only drawback is that it essentially deals with deterministic systems, not stochastic ones. But if you gathered your data on a physical system, it's OK.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By pla on October 21, 2003
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In my search for good material on time series analysis, I have come across many books packed with information, yet so dry as to make them unreadable (readers of Hamilton's "Time Series Analysis" will know what I mean - Amazing book, but unreadably boring).
Kantz and Schreiber do not suffer from that all too common problem. They write clearly and in a very readable style. Their use of real-world datasets and numerous (though not overwhelming) charts makes their work quickly accessible even to beginniners in the field. They provide enough mathematical formalisms to make use of what they present, but not so many as to require a PhD in math to follow the flow of the text. For more advanced readers, they cover a wide range of topics useful both for analysis and for forecasting. Chapter 12, in particular, opened me to a whole world of new techniques.
As my one negative comment on this book, I would have liked that same chapter 12 fleshed out more, to the point that I would buy a follow-up book covering nothing but an elaboration on that single chapter.
If you have an interest in time series analysis and forecasting, and have grown tired of dry material that provides nothing more than yet another extension to ARIMA or Kalman filtering, you will love this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By sshzp4 on July 26, 2009
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I only write this review to repudiate a previous reviewer's comment that this is a good book on "chaos". No, it is not. There is no detailed 'first-principles' description of ANYTHING that forms the theoretical basis of deterministic dynamical systems. So, don't buy this book for a first-glance at analysis of dynamics in chaotic systems! (Typically, I assume, one needs to understand the theory before attempting to decipher experiments. Try the books by Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos: With Applications To Physics, Biology, Chemistry, And Engineering (Studies in nonlinearity) Strogatz or Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: Geometrical Methods for Engineers and Scientists Thompson-Stewart or Chaos Tsonis, for a structured forage into theoretical chaos)

What this book is, is a review/collection of revised manuscripts of some fine articles published by the authors and others who were looking to quantify the experimentally-observed dynamics of chaotic systems. The first edition (1999) of this book is more of a collection of notes, but the second edition is far more comprehensive and well-structured.

The target audience for this book are advanced graduate students who are acquainted with the theory governing nonlinear dynamical systems, undergrad-level stats and advanced linear algebra (topics in topology?).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Kulp on October 20, 2011
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I often refer to this book as a starting point in learning about new (to me) techniques in nonlinear time series analysis. I find the book easy to read and very helpful.
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