AMS/IP Studies in Advanced Mathematics 2002; 353 pp; hardcover Volume: 28 ISBN10: 0821831682 ISBN13: 9780821831687 List Price: US$54 Member Price: US$43.20 Order Code: AMSIP/28
 This book is devoted to chaotic nonlinear dynamics. It presents a consistent, uptodate introduction to the field of strange attractors, hyperbolic repellers, and nonlocal bifurcations. The authors keep the highest possible level of "physical" intuition while staying mathematically rigorous. In addition, they explain a variety of important nonstandard algorithms and problems involving the computation of chaotic dynamics. The book will help readers who are not familiar with nonlinear dynamics to understand and appreciate sophisticated modern dynamical systems and chaos. Intended for courses in either mathematics, physics, or engineering, prerequisites are calculus, differential equations, and functional analysis. Titles in this series are copublished with International Press, Cambridge, MA. Readership Graduate students in applied mathematics, mathematical physics, theoretical physics, and electrical engineering. Reviews "A dynamical systems book written by experts. The book of Afraimovich and Hsu is a nice reference for a graduate course in dynamical systems."  Mathematical Reviews Table of Contents  Basic concepts
 Zerodimensional dynamics
 Onedimensional dynamics
 Twodimensional dynamics
 Systems with 1.5 degrees of freedom
 Systems generated by threedimensional vector fields
 Lyapunov exponents
 Appendix
 Bibliography
 Index
