An introduction to dynamical systems : continuous and discrete
 Responsibility
 R. Clark Robinson.
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 Second edition.
 Publication
 Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2012]
 Copyright notice
 ©2012
 Physical description
 xx, 733 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
 Series

Sally series (Providence, R.I.)
Pure and applied undergraduate texts ; 19.
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Robinson, R. Clark (Rex Clark), 1943
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Publisher's Summary
 This book gives a mathematical treatment of the introduction to qualitative differential equations and discrete dynamical systems. The treatment includes theoretical proofs, methods of calculation, and applications. The two parts of the book, continuous time of differential equations and discrete time of dynamical systems, can be covered independently in one semester each or combined together into a year long course. The material on differential equations introduces the qualitative or geometric approach through a treatment of linear systems in any dimensions. There follows chapters where equilibria are the most important feature, where scalar (energy) functions is the principal tool, where periodic orbits appear, and finally chaotic systems of differential equations. The many different approaches are systematically introduced through examples and theorems. The material on discrete dynamical systems starts with maps of one variable and proceeds to systems in higher dimensions. The treatment starts with examples where the periodic points can be found explicitly and then introduces symbolic dynamics to analyze where they can be shown to exist but not given in explicit form. Chaotic systems are presented both mathematically and more computationally using Lyapunov exponents. With the onedimensional maps as models, the multidimensional maps cover the same material in higher dimensions. This higher dimensional material is less computational and more conceptual and theoretical. The final chapter on fractals introduces various dimensions which is another computational tool for measuring the complexity of a system. It also treats iterated function systems which give examples of complicated sets. In the second edition of the book, much of the material has been rewritten to clarify the presentation. Also, some new material has been included in both parts of the book. This book can be used as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate course on ordinary differential equations and/or dynamical systems. Prerequisites are standard courses in calculus (single variable and multivariable), linear algebra, and introductory differential equations.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Differentiable dynamical systems.
 Nonlinear theories.
 Chaotic behavior in systems.
 Ordinary differential equations  Qualitative theory  Qualitative theory.
 Dynamical systems and ergodic theory  Smooth dynamical systems: general theory  Smooth dynamical systems: general theory.
 Dynamical systems and ergodic theory  Dynamical systems with hyperbolic behavior  Dynamical systems with hyperbolic behavior.
 Dynamical systems and ergodic theory  Lowdimensional dynamical systems  Lowdimensional dynamical systems.
 Dynamical systems and ergodic theory  Applications  Applications.
 Mechanics of particles and systems  Nonlinear dynamics  Nonlinear dynamics.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2012
 Copyright date
 2012
 Series
 The Sally series. Pure and applied undergraduate texts ; 19
 ISBN
 9780821891353 (alk. paper)
 0821891359 (alk. paper)