The Symmetry of Chaos

The Symmetry of Chaos

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Why have scientists, engineers, and mathematicians become intrigued by chaos? Chaos is about predictability in even the most unstable systems, and symmetry is a pattern of predictability - a conceptual tool to help understand complex behaviour. The Symmetry of Chaos treats this interplay between chaos and symmetry. This graduate textbook in physics, applied mathematics, engineering, fluid dynamics, and chemistry is full of exciting new material, illustrated by hundreds of figures. Nonlinear dynamics and chaos are relatively young fields, an in addition to serving textbook markets, there is a strong interest among researchers in new results in the field.show more

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  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 861.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 307 line illus.
  • 0195310659
  • 9780195310658
  • 1,644,377

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"The book's intended function as a state-of-the-art instructional text makes it a valuable addition to the collection of college and university libraries supporting undergraduate and graduate degree programs in mathematics and physics."---STREAMSshow more

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