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Miscellaneous Topics

Links and Literature

Links and literature

Interesting web sites

sci.nonlinear FAQ
A detailed list of questions and answers about nonlinear dynamics. Many links to related pages.
The Non-Linear Lab
A nice introduction into nonlinear dynamics with many Java applets.


R.H. Abraham and C.D. Shaw: Dynamics: The Geometry of Behavior, (4 volumes), Aerial Press, 1982-88.
Beautiful picture books.
G.L. Baker and J.G. Gollub: Chaotic dynamics -- an introduction, Cambridge University Press, 1990, (2.ed) 1996.
An elementary introduction where the pendulum driven by a periodic force is the central thread. With listings of computer programs.
P. Bergé, Y. Pomeau und Ch. Vidal: Order within chaos -- Towards a deterministic approach to turbulence, John Wiley \& Sons, New York, und Hermann, Paris, 1986.
A classical introduction into nonlinear dynamics from the viewpoint of physics.
J. Guckenheimer and Ph. Holmes: Nonlinear Oscillations, Dynamical Systems, and Bifurcations of Vector Fields, Springer-Verlag, 1983.
A classical and readable textbook about the mathematical aspects of nonlinear dynamics.
E.A. Jackson: Perspectives of nonlinear dynamics, (2 volumes) Cambridge Univeristy Press, 1989.
A broad introduction dealing with many topics including solitons and cellular automata.
P. Manneville: Dissipative Structures and Weak Turbulence, Academic Press, 1990.
A solid introduction into nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation in spatially extended systems.
E. Ott: Chaos in dynamical systems, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
A comprehensive textbook on deterministic chaos.
H.G. Schuster: Deterministic Chaos, Wiley-VCH, 1984, (3.ed) 1995.
A classical introduction into deterministic chaos.
S.H. Strogatz: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Addison-Wesley, 1994.
An excellent, well readable textbook with many examples and exercises.





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