Nonlinear Systems Resources 2018-04-19T14:49:14+00:00

Nonlinear Systems Courses (2)

  • Chaos


    It has been called the third great revolution of 20th-century physics, after relativity and quantum theory. But how can something called chaos theory help you understand an orderly world? What practical things might it be good for? What, in fact, is chaos theory? "Chaos theory," according to Dr. Steven Strogatz, Director of the Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell University, "is the science of how things change."

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  • Nonlinear Differential Equations: Order and Chaos

    Nonlinear Differential Equations: Order and Chaos

    Phenomena as diverse as the motion of the planets, the spread of a disease, and the oscillations of a suspension bridge are governed by differential equations. MATH226x is an introduction to the mathematical theory of ordinary differential equations. This course follows a modern dynamical systems approach to the subject. In particular, equations are analyzed using qualitative, numerical, and if possible, symbolic techniques.

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Nonlinear Systems Books (3)

  • Nonlinearity, Chaos, and Complexity

    Nonlinearity, Chaos, and Complexity

    Covering a broad range of topics, this text provides a comprehensive survey of the modeling of chaotic dynamics and complexity in the natural and social sciences. Its attention to models in both the physical and social sciences and the detailed philosophical approach make this a unique text in the midst of many current books on chaos and complexity. Including an extensive index and bibliography along with numerous examples and simplified models, this is an ideal course text.

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  • Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity

    Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity

    Over the past two decades, no field of scientific inquiry has had a more striking impact across a wide array of disciplines–from biology to physics, computing to meteorology–than that known as chaos and complexity, the study of complex systems. Now astrophysicist John Gribbin draws on his expertise to explore, in prose that communicates not only the wonder but the substance of cutting-edge science, the principles behind chaos and complexity.

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  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

    Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

    This textbook is aimed at newcomers to nonlinear dynamics and chaos, especially students taking a first course in the subject. The presentation stresses analytical methods, concrete examples, and geometric intuition. The theory is developed systematically, starting with first-order differential equations and their bifurcations, followed by phase plane analysis, limit cycles and their bifurcations, and culminating with the Lorenz equations, chaos, iterated maps, period doubling, renormalization, fractals, and strange attractors.

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Nonlinear Systems Research (4)



    This is the second and final parI. of a series of two papers on nonlinear dynamics and chaos. In the first parI some tools. developed for analysing nonlinear systems, were c!esniiJec! in conjunction with a seI. of moc!els commonly llsed as benchmarks in the literature. This papel' investigates a llllIllber of isslles concerning the modeling, signal processillg anel control of nonlinear e1ynamics. This is carrieel ou! llsillg tbe tools and 1D0elels described in the first papel'. This inwstigation has th1'Own some new light on relevant p1'Oblems such as modeI parametrization, modeI validation. data smoothing anel control of nonliear systems

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  • Teaching Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos for Beginners

    Teaching Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos for Beginners

    We describe a course in Nonlinear Dynamics for undergraduate students of the first years of Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Computer Sciences. An extensive use of computational tools, the internet and laboratory experiments are key ingredients of the course. Even though their previous background in physics and mathematics might be limited, our experience shows that an appropriate selection of the contents with the use of some conceptual introductory ideas and multimedia techniques are an excellent way to introduce Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos for beginners.

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  • An Introduction to Chaos Theory

    An Introduction to Chaos Theory

    The science of complexity involves the principle of Self-Organizing Criticality,of which the human brain is a great example, where large neurons organize themselves to form an extremely complex connective network which can solve complex problems with a rapidity still not matched by present day computers. It has been postulated by Walter Freeman III how chaos plays an important role in brain functioning and attempts to explain how it operates as fast as it does! This short introduction to chaos theory will outline how we can use a chaotic source to produce unlimited amounts of ‘cryptographic keys’ for secure saving of data in Cloud computing (CC).

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  • NONLINEAR SCIENCE from Paradigms to Practicalities

    NONLINEAR SCIENCE from Paradigms to Practicalities

    Nonlinear science is the study of those mathematical systems and natural phenomena that are not linear. Ever attuned to the possibility of bons mots, Stan once remarked that this was “like defining the bulk of zoology by calling it the study of ‘non-elephant animals’.” His point, clearly, was that the vast majority of mathematical equations and natural phenomena are nonlinear, with linearity being the exceptional, but important, case.

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Nonlinear Systems Videos (6)

  • Chaos Theory Video

    Chaos Theory Video

    Chaos theory contends that complex and unpredictable results occur in systems that are sensitive to small changes in their initial conditions. This small changes effect is best illustrated and commonly known as the "Butterfly Effect" which states that the flapping of a butterfly's wings in the Amazon could cause tiny atmospheric changes which over a certain time period could effect weather patterns in New York. Such systems are known as chaotic systems. Although chaotic systems appear to be random, they are not.

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  • Chaos Theory Documentary

    Chaos Theory Documentary

    One of the best educational videos on Chaos Theory and Dynamic Systems that I have ever seen. Chaos is order out of disorder, and order out of non-linearity. When there is agreement within a system, the more complex a system, the better a bottom up/emergent organizational structure handles the diversity.

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  • Double Pendulum Displays Chaotic Motion

    Double Pendulum Displays Chaotic Motion

    A system is considered chaotic if it is highly sensitive on the initial conditions. If a system is chaotic it doesn't mean that it is random. A chaotic system is completely deterministic. Given enough time and precise initial conditions of the system it would be possible to calculate precisely, how it will evolve

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  • What Is A Fractal

    What Is A Fractal

    Fractals are complex, never-ending patterns created by repeating mathematical equations. Yuliya, a undergrad in Math at MIT, delves into their mysterious properties and how they can be found in technology and nature.

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  • Fractals The Hidden Dimension

    Fractals The Hidden Dimension

    Fractals are typically self-similar patterns that show up everywhere around us in nature and biology. The term "fractal" was first used by mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975 and used it to extend the concept of theoretical fractional dimensions to geometric patterns in nature.

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  • The Mandelbrot Set - Numberphile

    The Mandelbrot Set - Numberphile

    Famously beautiful, the Mandelbrot Set is all about complex numbers. Featuring Dr Holly Krieger from MIT.

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