Chaos : a mathematical introduction [EBook] / John Banks, Valentina Dragan, Arthur Jones.
Chaos : a mathematical introduction [EBook] / John Banks, Valentina Dragan, Arthur Jones.
When new ideas like chaos first move into the mathematical limelight, the early textbooks tend to be very difficult. The concepts are new and it takes time to find ways to present them in a form digestible to the average student. This process may take a generation, but eventually, what originally se...
Personal Name(s):  Banks, John, (author) 

Dragan, Valentina, (author) / Jones, Arthur, (author)  
Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2003

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xi, 294 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781139174565 9780521531047 
Series Title: 
Australian Mathematical Society lecture series ;
18 
Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
When new ideas like chaos first move into the mathematical limelight, the early textbooks tend to be very difficult. The concepts are new and it takes time to find ways to present them in a form digestible to the average student. This process may take a generation, but eventually, what originally seemed far too advanced for all but the most mathematically sophisticated becomes accessible to a much wider readership. This book takes some major steps along that path of generational change. It presents ideas about chaos in discrete time dynamics in a form where they should be accessible to anyone who has taken a first course in undergraduate calculus. More remarkably, it manages to do so without discarding a commitment to mathematical substance and rigour. The book evolved from a very popular onesemester middle level undergraduate course over a period of several years and has therefore been well classtested. 