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The Complexity of Dynamical Systems

Johan Dubbeldam (Editor), Kirk Green (Editor), Daan Lenstra (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-40931-0
258 pages
February 2011
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Written by recognized experts, this edited book covers recent theoretical, experimental and applied issues in the growing fi eld of Complex Systems and Nonlinear Dynamics. It is divided into two parts, with the first section application based, incorporating the theory of bifurcation analysis, numerical computations of instabilities in dynamical systems and discussing experimental developments. The second part covers the
broad category of statistical mechanics and dynamical systems. Several novel exciting theoretical and mathematical insights and their consequences are conveyed to the reader.
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Table of Contents

Part I
Coastal Morphodynamics
Long-lived Transients in Transitional Pipe Flow
Dynamics of Patterns with Delayed Feedback
Optical Delay Dynamics and its Applications
Symbolic Dynamics in Genetic Oscillation Patterns
Translocation Dynamics and Randomness

Part II
Entropy Production, the Breaking of Detailed Balance, and the Arrow of Time
Monodromy and the Complexity of Quantum Systems
Dynamics in Materials Science
Synchronization on the Circle

Conclusion from the Editors
Discussions Results of the Conference, Future Perspectives
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Author Information

Johan Dubbeldam holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the Department of Physics, Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has been a lecturer in the mathematical physics group at the Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics (DIAM) since 2006. His work concentrates on dynamical systems in general, translocation of polymers, and the interaction
between dynamics and topology on networks.

Kirk Green holds a PhD in applied bifurcation analysis from the University of Bristol (UK). He is a project leader at the Centre for Mechanical and Maritime Structures, TNO (Delft, The Netherlands). He has particular expertise in the fields of spatial and time-delayed dynamical systems. His areas of research include Aeronautical, Mechanical, Optical and Structural Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and Computer Science.

Daan Lenstra received the PhD degree from Delft University of Technology. Since 1979 he
has researched topics in quantum electronics, quantum optics and condensed matter physics. He was chair in theoretical quantum electronics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam from 1991 to 2006, Scientific Director of COBRA, Eindhoven University, from 2004 to 2006 and since 2006 he is the Dean of the Faculty Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at Delft University of Technology. Prof. Lenstra has (co)authored more than 350 publications in international scientifi c journals and (co)edited 7 books.
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