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From calculus to chaos : an introduction to dynamics

Author: D J Acheson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is calculus really for? It helps tell us how and why things change with time. This illustrated introduction to dynamics aims to inspire the interest and enthusiasm of students embarking on a  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D J Acheson
ISBN: 0198500777 9780198500773 0198502575 9780198502579
OCLC Number: 38062718
Description: ix, 269 : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Brief review of calculus --
Ordinary differential equations --
Computer solution methods --
Elementary oscillations --
Planetary motion --
Waves and diffusion --
Best of all possible worlds --
Fluid flow --
Instability and catastrophe --
Nonlinear oscillations and chaos --
Not-so-simple pendulum.
Responsibility: David Acheson.
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