Invitation to Dynamical Systems

Edition: Reprint
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2012-02-15
Publisher(s): Dover Publications
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This text is designed for those who wish to study mathematics beyond linear algebra but are not ready for abstract material. Rather than a theorem-proof-corollary-remark style of exposition, it stresses geometry, intuition, and dynamical systems. An appendix explains how to write MATLAB, Mathematica, and C programs to compute dynamical systems. 1996 edition.

Author Biography

Edward Scheinerman is a Professor of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Linear Systems
3. Nonlinear Systems 1: Fixed Points
4. Nonlinear Systems 2: Periodicity and Chaos
5. Fractals
6. Complex Dynamical Systems
Appendix A. Background Material
Appendix B. Computing

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