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The physics of chaos in Hamiltonian systems

Author: George M Zaslavsky
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press ; Hackensack, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book aims to familiarize the reader with the essential properties of the chaotic dynamics of Hamiltonian systems by avoiding specialized mathematical tools, thus making it easily accessible to a broader audience of researchers and students. Unique material on the most intriguing and fascinating topics of unsolved and current problems in contemporary chaos theory is presented." "This book is ideally suited to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George M Zaslavsky
ISBN: 1860947956 9781860947957
OCLC Number: 153579741
Description: xiv, 315 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to the first edition --
Preface to the second edition --
Discrete and continuous models --
Separatrix chaos --
The phase space of chaos --
Nonlinearity versus perturbation --
Fractals and chaos --
Poincar recurrences and fractal time --
Chaos andd foundation of statistical physics --
Chaos and symmetry --
More degrees of freedom --
Normal and anomalous kinetics --
Fractional kinetics --
Weak chaos and pseudochaos --
The nonlinear pendulum --
Solution to the renormalisation transform equation --
Fractional integro-differentiation --
Formulas of fractional calculus.
Responsibility: George M. Zaslavsky.
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Aims to familiarize the reader with the properties of the chaotic dynamics of Hamiltonian systems by avoiding specialized mathematical tools. This book is suitable to those who are actively working  Read more...

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