This book is devoted to chaotic nonlinear dynamics. It presents a consistent, up-to-date introduction to the field of strange attractors, hyperbolic repellers, and nonlocal bifurcations. The authors keep the highest possible level of 'physical' intuition while staying mathematically rigorous. In addition, they explain a variety of important nonstandard algorithms and problems involving the computation of chaotic dynamics. The book will help readers who are not familiar with nonlinear dynamics to understand and appreciate sophisticated modern dynamical systems and chaos. It is intended for courses in either mathematics, physics, or engineering, prerequisites are calculus, differential equations, and functional analysis.
Basic concepts Zero-dimensional dynamics One-dimensional dynamics Two-dimensional dynamics Systems with 1.5 degrees of freedom Systems generated by three-dimensional vector fields Lyapunov exponents Appendix Bibliography Index.