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  1. Chaos in Dynamical Systems
    Chaos in Dynamical Systems
    Chaos in Dynamical Systems
    Chaos in Dynamical Systems
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  2. Chaos in Dynamical Systems

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In the new edition of this classic textbook Ed Ott has added much new material and has significantly increased the number of homework problems. The most important change is the addition of a completely new chapter on control and synchronization of chaos. Other changes include new material on riddled basins of attraction, phase locking of globally coupled oscillators, fractal aspects of fluid advection by Lagrangian chaotic flows, magnetic dynamos, and strange nonchaotic attractors.

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Edward Ott
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

An excellent text that is written in a very understandable and careful style. It gives the readers a good grasp
of the fundamentals by emphasizing main ideas instead of harping on technical definitions. The
bibliography at the end of the book is also a good source for readers who want to delve further into the
technical literature.
Ott gives a very clear description of the concept of chaos or chaotic behaviour in a dynamical system of equations. Where often these equations are nonlinear. While containing rigour, the text proceeds at a pace suitable for a non-mathematician in the physical sciences. In other words, it is not at a very formal level, like the epsilon-delta approach to teaching calculus. The concepts are also backed by well drawn diagrams, that illustrate key points.

The book does not have the lovely diagrams of Julia sets and fractals, that you often see in other books on this subject. Those are certainly pretty and useful. But Ott's book concentrates on the ideas.
A good introduction to chaos in dynamical systems for physicists. The emphasis is not on time-series analysis or nonlinear systems, but chaos in "physical" systems (in the sense of applications in physics). A good reading for undergrads in physics and maths. One of the best starters for getting deeper into chaos theory...
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