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Applied chaos

Author: J H Kim; John Stringer; Electric Power Research Institute.
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1992.
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"Since its inception, the science of chaos has caused excitement and activity in theoretical circles as far apart as physics and economics, and in disciplines ranging from mathematics to ecology. Its central revelation - that even a simple deterministic system can yield complex behavior such as chaos - suggests a glimmer of hope that the salient features of complex problems might be captured, even understood, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: San Francisco (Calif., 1990)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Applied chaos.
New York : Wiley, ©1992
(OCoLC)645830621
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J H Kim; John Stringer; Electric Power Research Institute.
ISBN: 0471544531 9780471544531
OCLC Number: 25317127
Notes: Lectures and discussion from the International Workshop on Applications of Chaos, sponsored by the Electric Power Research Institute and held in San Francisco on December 4-7, 1990.
"A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Description: xviii, 546 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Bridging the gap between the science of chaos and its technological applications / J.J. Dorning and J.H. Kim --
Global integrity in engineering dynamics : methods and applications / F.A. McRobie and J.M.T. Thompson --
Dynamic instabilities and chaos in running belts and their cleaning devices / A. Harrison --
Atmospheric flight dynamics and chaos : some issues in modeling and dimensionality / Gary T. Chapman, Leslie A. Yates, and Michael J. Szady --
New applications of chaos in chemical engineering : intuition versus prediction / J.M. Ottino --
Chaotic mixing for heat transfer enhancement / H.-Chia Chang and Mihir Sen --
Controling the dynamics of chaotic convective flows / J.J. Dorning, W.J. Decker, and James Paul Holloway --
Chaotic transients and fractal structures governing coupled swing dynamics / Y. Ueda, T. Enomoto, and H.B. Stewart --
Probabilistic analysis of a chaotic dynamical system / Solomon C.S. Yim and Huan Lin --
Chaotic behavior of coupled diodes / Hilda A. Cerdeira, A.A. Colavita, and T.P. Eggarter. Real-time identification of flame dynamics / Michael Gorman and Kay A. Robbins --
A quantitative assessment of three metal-passivation models based on linear stability theory and bifurcation analysis / Alan J. Markworth [and others] --
Dynamical signatures in electrocardiographic data / Robert de Paola, William I. Norwood, and Leon Glass --
Applications of chaos to physiology and medicine / Ary L. Goldberger --
Nonlinear modeling of chaotic time series : theory and applications / Martin Casdagli [and others] --
A study of fluidized-bed dynamical behavior : a chaos perspective / S.W. Tam and M.K. Devine --
Forecasting catastrophe by exploiting chaotic dynamics / H.B. Stewart and A.N. Lansbury --
The power of chaos / Predrag Cvitanović --
Sudden change in the size of chaotic attractors : how does it occur? / Ying-Cheng Lai, Celso Grebogi, James A. Yorke --
The future of chaos / O.E. Rössler.
Responsibility: edited by Jong Hyun Kim, John Stringer.
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"Since its inception, the science of chaos has caused excitement and activity in theoretical circles as far apart as physics and economics, and in disciplines ranging from mathematics to ecology. Its central revelation - that even a simple deterministic system can yield complex behavior such as chaos - suggests a glimmer of hope that the salient features of complex problems might be captured, even understood, in terms of simple models and the paradigm of chaos." "Conventional analysis can explain numerous phenomena. Yet many dynamic systems remain mysteries to which chaos may hold a crucial key. To explore this possibility in the context of applications, the Electric Power Research Institute recently sponsored the International Workshop on Applications of Chaos. This fascinating book is the result." "At EPRI's invitation, a group of physicists, chemists, mathematicians, engineers of every variety, as well as physiologists, computer scientists, and others came together from all over the globe to speak about and discuss the applications of chaos. The twenty papers presented included such topics as Global Integrity in Engineering Dynamics, Atmospheric Flight Dynamics and Chaos, New Applications of Chaos in Chemical Engineering, Controlling the Dynamics of Chaotic Convective Flows, Real-Time Identification of Flame Dynamics, and Applications of Chaos to Physiology and Medicine." "The scope of their discussion illustrates both the interdisciplinary nature of chaotic dynamics and the wide variety of applications, from engineering to cardiology. It is also clear from the results that chaotic dynamics is pervasive and will be of increasing importance in many areas of applied science and technology. Applied Chaos represents the next generation of technology in its infancy, a hint of the enormous possibilities that might be found in the practical applications of this new science."--Jacket.

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