Short works

Books : reviews

Edward Ott.
Chaos in Dynamical Systems.
CUP. 1993

This book is an in-depth and broad text on the subject of chaos in dynamical systems. It is intended to serve both as a graduate course text for science and engineering students, and as a reference and introduction to the subject for researchers.

Within the past decade scientists, mathematicians and engineers have realized that a large variety of systems exhibit complicated evolution with time. This complicated behavior, called chaos, occurs so frequently that it has become important for the workers in many disciplines to have a good grasp of the fundamentals and basic tools of the emerging science of chaotic dynamics.

Topics in the book include: attractors; basins of attraction; one-dimensional maps; fractals; natural measure; strange attractors; delay coordinate embedding; fat fractals; Hausdorff dimension; symbolic dynamics; stable and unstable manifolds; Lyapunov exponents; metric and topological entropy; controlling chaos; chaotic transients; fractal basin boundaries; chaotic scattering; quasiperiodicity; Hamiltonian systems; KAM tori; period doubling cascades; the intermittency transition to chaos; crises; bifurcations to chaos in scattering problems and in fractal basin boundaries; the characterization of dynamics by unstable periodic orbits; and quantum chaos in time-independent bounded systems, as well as in temporally kicked and scattering problems. Homework problems are also included throughout the book.

Edward Ott, Tim D. Sauer, James A. Yorke, eds.
Coping with Chaos: analysis of chaotic data and the exploitation of chaotic systems.
Wiley. 1994

The first unified presentation of new developments in the analysis and exploitation of chaotic systems…

Mathematicians have been aware of chaotic dynamics since Poincaré’s work at the turn of the century. But, as the turn of yet another century approaches, physical scientists and engineers have begun to use their understanding of chaos theory to analyze chaotic experimental time series data. Some researchers have even used the presence of chaos to achieve practical goals. To do this, they have had to work with dynamical processes for which the equations were either not known or were too complex to be useful. In other words, they have been coping with chaos.

Coping With Chaos is the first book to bring together recent advances in the interpretive and practical applications of chaos, which hold great promise for broad applicability throughout the physical sciences and engineering. Together with an introduction to chaos theory, this book provides detailed reports on methods of analyzing experimental time series data from chaotic systems and studies in which the unique attributes of chaos are put to practical use. Topics discussed in this book include:

• Theory of chaotic dynamics
• Embedding techniques for the analysis of experimental data
• Calculation of dimension and Lyapunov exponents
• Determination of periodic orbits and symbolic dynamics
• Prediction of chaotic time series
• Noise filtering of chaotic data
• Control of chaotic systems
• The use of Chaotic signals for communication
• And more


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Matthew B. Kennel, Reggie Brown, Henry D. I. Abarbanel. Determining embedding dimension for phase-space reconstruction using a geometrical construction. Phys. Rev. A 45:3403-3411. 1992
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Jean-Pierre Eckmann, David Ruelle. Fundamental limitations for estimating dimensions and Lyapunov exponents in dynamical systems. Physica D 56:185. 1992
Mingzhou Ding, Celso Grebogi, Edward Ott, Tim D. Sauer, James A. Yorke. Plateau onset for correlation dimension: When does it occur?. Phys. Rev. Lett. 70:3872. 1993
James Theiler, Stephen G. Eubank, Andre Longtin, Bryan Galdrikian, J. Doyne Farmer. Testing for nonlinearity in time series: The method of surrogate data. Physica D 58:77. 1992
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L. Flepp, R. Holzner, E. Brun, M. Finardi, Remo Badii. Model identification by periodic-orbit analysis for NMR-laser chaos. Phys. Rev. Lett. 67:2244. 1991
John C. Sommerer, William L. Ditto, Celso Grebogi, Edward Ott, Mark L. Spano. Experimental confirmation of the theory for critical exponents of crises. Phys. Lett. A 153:105. 1991
F. Papoff, A. Fioretti, E. Arimondo, G.B. Mindlin, H. Solari, Robert Gilmore. Structure of chaos in the laser with saturable absorber. Phys. Rev. Lett. 68:1128. 1992
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Tim D. Sauer. Time series prediction using delay coordinate embedding. 1993
Eric J. Kostelich, James A. Yorke. Noise reduction in dynamical systems. Phys. Rev. A 38:1649. 1988
Peter Grassberger, Rainer Hegger, Holger Kantz, Carsten Schaffrath, Thomas Schreiber. On noise reduction methods for chaotic data. Chaos 3:127. 1993
Stephen M. Hammel. A noise reduction method for chaotic systems. Phys. Lett. A 148:421. 1990
Edward Ott, Celso Grebogi, James A. Yorke. Controlling chaos. Phys. Rev. Lett. 64:1196. 1990
Ute Dressler, Gregor Nitsche. Controlling chaos using time delay coordinates. Phys. Rev. Lett. 68:1. 1992
Filipe J. Romeiras, Celso Grebogi, Edward Ott, W. P. Dayawansa. Controlling chaotic dynamical systems. Physica D 58:165. 1992
Hua Wang, Eyad H. Abed. Bifurcation control of chaotic dynamical systems. Proc. IFAC Nonlinear Control Systems Design Symp.. 1992
William L. Ditto, S. N. Rauseo, Mark L. Spano. Experimental control of chaos. Phys. Rev. Lett. 65:3211. 1990
Jonathan Singer, Y.-Z. Wang, Haim H. Bau. Controlling a chaotic system. Phys. Rev. Lett. 66:1123. 1991
Alan Garfinkel, Mark L. Spano, William L. Ditto, James N. Weiss. Controlling cardiac chaos. Science 257:1230. 1992
E. R. Hunt. Stabilizing high-period orbits in a chaotic system: The diode resonator. Phys. Rev. Lett. 67:1953. 1991
Zelda Gills, Christina Iwata, Rajarshi Roy, Ira B. Schwartz, Ioana Triandaf. Tracking unstable steady states: Extending the stability regime of a multimode laser system. Phys. Rev. Lett. 69:3169. 1992
Valery Petrov, Vilmos Gaspar, Jonathan Masere, Kenneth Showalter. Controlling chaos in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction. Nature 361:240. 1993
Troy Shinbrot, William L. Ditto, Celso Grebogi, Edward Ott, Mark L. Spano, James A. Yorke. Using the sensitive dependence of chaos (the "butterfly effect") to direct trajectories in an experimental chaotic system. Phys. Rev. Lett. 68:2863. 1992
Alfred Hubler, E. Luscher. Resonant stimulation and control of nonlinear oscillators. Naturwissenschaften 76: 67. 1989
E. Atlee Jackson. The entrainment and migration controls of multiple-attractor systems. Phys. Lett. A 151:478. 1990
Louis M. Pecora, Thomas L. Carroll. Synchronization in chaotic systems. Phys. Rev. Lett. 64:821. 1990
Kevin M. Cuomo, Alan V. Oppenheim. Circuit implementation of synchronized chaos with applications to communication. Phys. Rev. Lett. 71:65. 1993
Scott Hayes, Celso Grebogi, Edward Ott. Communicating with chaos. Phys. Rev. Lett. 70:3031. 1993
Paul So, Edward Ott, W. P. Dayawansa. Observing chaos: Deducing and tracking the state of a chaotic system from limited observation. Phys. Lett. A 176:421. 1993