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Chaos and Complexity in Astrophysics (Hardcover)

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The discipline of nonlinear dynamics has developed explosively in all areas of physics over the last two decades. This comprehensive primer summarizes the main developments in the mathematical theory of dynamical systems, chaos, pattern formation and complexity. An introduction to mathematical concepts and techniques is given in the first part of the book, before being applied to stellar, interstellar, galactic and large scale complex phenomena in the Universe. Oded Regev demonstrates the possible application of ideas including strange attractors, Poincar sections, fractals, bifurcations, and complex spatial patterns, to specific astrophysical problems.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521855341
ISBN-10: 0521855349
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2006
Pages: 455
Language: English