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Chaotic and Fractal Dynamics: Introduction for Applied Scientists and Engineers

ISBN: 978-3-527-61751-7
528 pages
November 2008
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A revision of a professional text on the phenomena of chaotic vibrations in fluids and solids. Major changes reflect the latest developments in this fast-moving topic, the introduction of problems to every chapter, additional mathematics and applications, more coverage of fractals, numerous computer and physical experiments. Contains eight pages of 4-color pictures.
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Table of Contents

How to Identify Chaotic Vibrations.

Models for Chaos;
Maps and Flows.

Chaos in Physical Systems.

Experimental Methods in Chaotic Vibrations.

Criteria for Chaotic Vibrations.

Fractals and Dynamical Systems.

Spatiotemporal Chaos.



Author Index.

Subject Index.
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Author Information

About the author FRANCIS C. MOON is a professor at Cornell University in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He served as Director of this school for five years and was also Chairman of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He is an Associate Editor of the journal, Chaos, and the author of Magneto-Solid Mechanics and a forthcoming book, Superconducting Levitation and Bearings. Dr. Moon received his PhD in theoretical and applied mechanics at Cornell University and taught for seven years at Princeton University before returning to Cornell. In addition to his many published papers in chaos, Dr. Moon has lectured at over 60 universities in North America, Europe, and Asia, and given numerous short courses in chaos and fractals to several corporations and government laboratories. His chaos experiments have also appeared on the PBS program, "Nova."
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