Elementary Symbolic Dynamics and Chaos in Dissipative Systems
by Bai-Lin Hao
Publisher: World Scientific 1989
Number of pages: 475
This book is a monograph on chaos in dissipative systems written for those working in the physical sciences. Emphasis is on symbolic description of the dynamics and various characteristics of the attractors, and written from the view-point of practical applications without going into formal mathematical rigour. The author used elementary mathematics and calculus, and relied on physical intuition whenever possible.
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by Edward R. Scheinerman - Prentice Hall College Div
Author invites readers from a wide range of backgrounds to explore the beauty and excitement of dynamical systems. Written for readers who want to continue exploring mathematics beyond linear algebra, but are not ready for highly abstract material.
by Mason A. Porter - arXiv
Nonlinear dynamics (''chaos theory'') and quantum mechanics are two of the scientific triumphs of the 20th century. The author gives a brief review of the origin and fundamentals of both quantum mechanics and nonlinear dynamics.
by Thomas Ward - University of East Anglia
These notes describe several situations in dynamics where the notion of valuations on rings provides a simple language in which to describe and exploit hyperbolicity. This approach goes a little beyond simply providing a convenient language.
by Glenn Elert
This book is written for anyone with an interest in chaos, fractals, non-linear dynamics, or mathematics in general. It's a moderately heavy piece of work, requiring a bit of mathematical knowledge, but it is definitely not aimed at mathematicians.