An Introduction to Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics: Oscillations, Waves, Patterns and Chaos (Topics in Physical Chemistry)

An Introduction to Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics: Oscillations, Waves, Patterns and Chaos (Topics in Physical Chemistry)

By: Provost, Brandeis University, USA) (author), Irving R. Epstein (author), John A. Pojman (author)Hardback

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Assuming no more than an undergraduate knowledge of chemistry, the authors take the reader through the necessary mathematical and theoretical background of oscillating reactions, chaos and chemical waves to advanced topics of current research interest in chemical systems, including applications biology and polymers.

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Contents

Part I: Overview ; 1. Introduction - A Bit of History ; 2. Fundamentals ; 3. Apparatus ; 4. Chemical Oscillations: Synthesis ; 5. Chemical Oscillations: Analysis ; 6. Waves and Patterns ; 7. Computational Tools ; Part II: Special Topics ; 8. Complex Oscillations and Chaos ; 9. Transport and External Field Effects ; 10. Delays and Differential Delay Equations ; 11. Polymer Systems ; 12. Coupled Oscillators ; 13. Biological Oscillators ; 14. Turing Patterns ; 15. Stirring and Mixing Effects ; Appendix I ; Demonstrations ; A1.1 The Briggs-Rauscher Reaction ; A1.2 The Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction ; A1.3 BZ Waves ; A1.4 A Propagating pH Front ; Appendix 2 ; Experiments for the Undergraduate Lab ; A2.1 Frontal Polymerization ; A2.2 Oscillations in the Homogeneous Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction ; A2.3 Unstirred BZ System: "Measuring Rate Constants with a Ruler" ; Bibliography

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/11/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780195096705
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9780195096705
  • weight: 739
  • ISBN10: 0195096703

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