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From the Publisher"In this second edition extensive use is made of the computer algebra system, Maple® V. No prior knowledge of Maple® or of programming is assumed."
"Correctly balances a good treatment of nonlinear, but also nonchaotic, behavior of systems with some of the exciting findings about chaotic dynamics... One of the book’s strengths is the diverse selection of examples from mechanical, chemical, electronic, fluid and many other systems... Another strength of the book is the diversity of approaches that the student is encouraged to take...the authors have chosen well and the trio of text, MAPLE-based software, and the lab manual gives the newcomer to nonlinear physics quite an effective set of tools...this text simultaneously serves as an excellent, structured introduction to MAPLE V...Basic ideas are explained clearly and illustrated with many examples."
-Physics Today (on the first edition)
"The care that the authors have taken to ensure that their text is as comprehensive, versatile, interactive, and student-friendly as possible place this book far above the average."
- Scientific Computing World
"An...excellent book...the authors have been able to cover an extraordinary range of topics and hopefully excite a wide audience to investigate nonlinear phenomena...accessible to advanced undergraduates and yet challenging enough for graduate students and working scientists....The reader is guided through it all with sound advice and humor....I hope that many will adopt the text."
- American Journal of Physics (on the first edition)
"Its organization of subject matter, clarity of writing, and smooth integration of analytic and computational techniques put it among the very best...Richard Enns and George McGuire have written an excellent text for introductory nonlinear physics."
- Computers in Physics (on the first edition)