Chaos control has become a fast-developing interdisciplinary research field in recent years. This book is for engineers and applied scientists who want to have a broad understanding of the emerging field of chaos control. It describes fundamental concepts, outlines representative techniques, provides case studies, and highlights recent developments, putting the reader at the forefront of current research.Important topics presented in the book include:
Part 1 Prologue - chaos and order; ordering chaos; organization of the monograph. Part 2 Parametric variation approaches: parametric variation for control of chaos; an earlier attempt; the OGY method and its variants; new development. Part 3 Conventional engineering control approaches: engineering perspectives on control of chaos; controlling chaos via external forces; open-loop control methods; feedback mechanism - a control engineer's perspective; controlling discrete-time chaotic systems; controlling continuous-time chaotic systems; a closer look at Lyapunov-type approach; adaptive control of chaotic systems; optimal control of chaotic systems; robust control of chaotic systems; a stochastic control technique; new development. Part 4 Other approaches to controlling chaos: intelligent control approaches; controlling chaos in DAI systems; synchronization and control of chaos; unification of synchronization and control; new development. Part 5 Some applications of controlling chaos: chaotic synchronization for secure communication; chaos and biomedical systems; chaos and biochemical systems; controlling chaos of laser systems; controlling chaos in fluid dynamics; new development. Part 6 Controlling chaos - further discussions: general perspectives; to probe further; toward an integrated and unified framework.