"From Calculus to Chaos"





From Calculus to Chaos

An introduction to dynamics



This book was published in August 1997

by Oxford University Press



Some reviews


The book includes Ten programs for exploring dynamics; and downloading and running instructions are provided on this site.




Contents


Introduction, A brief review of calculus, Ordinary differential equations,

Computer solution methods, Elementary oscillations, Planetary motion,

Waves and diffusion, The best of all possible worlds?, Fluid flow,

Instability and catastrophe, Nonlinear oscillations and chaos,

The not-so-simple pendulum


Appendix A: Elementary programming in QBasic

Appendix B: Ten programs for exploring dynamics


Full list of contents


ISBN 0-19-850077-7 (Paperback)



A German translation
"Vom Calculus Zum Chaos"
was published in 1999.



1089 and All That

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