Discrete Chaos, Second Edition: With Applications in Science and Engineering

Saber N. Elaydi

November 9, 2007 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Textbook - 440 Pages - 215 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781584885924 - CAT# C5920


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  • Provides new chapters on controlling chaos and differential equations
  • Explores numerous applications in economics, ecology, neural networks, and physics
  • Offers both Maple and Mathematica examples in the text, along with the code available for download
  • Includes a CD-ROM with PHASER 3.0 and supplemental PHASER modules, enabling the formulation of graphs and the solution of problems
  • Presents various historical remarks and anecdotes throughout as well as an extensive set of exercises at the end of each section
  • Contains a complete solutions manual for qualifying instructors
  • Summary

    While maintaining the lucidity of the first edition, Discrete Chaos, Second Edition: With Applications in Science and Engineering now includes many recent results on global stability, bifurcation, chaos, and fractals. The first five chapters provide the most comprehensive material on discrete dynamical systems, including trace-determinant stability, bifurcation analysis, and the detailed analysis of the center manifold theory. This edition also covers L-systems and the periodic structure of the bulbs in the Mandelbrot set as well as new applications in biology, chemistry, and physics. The principal improvements to this book are the additions of PHASER software on an accompanying CD-ROM and the Maple™ and Mathematica® code available for download online.

    Incorporating numerous new topics and technology not found in similar texts, Discrete Chaos, Second Edition presents a thorough, up-to-date treatment of the theory and applications of discrete dynamical systems.