Introduction to Modern Dynamics: Chaos, Networks, Space and Time

Introduction to Modern Dynamics: Chaos, Networks, Space and Time

by David D. Nolte


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199657049
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David D. Nolte, Professor of Physics, Purdue University

David D. Nolte is a Professor of Physics at Purdue University and is an internationally recognized researcher in laser photonics. He received his baccalaureate from Cornell University and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of over 160 journal papers, has secured 14 US patents in applied optics and biophotonics, and is the technical founder of two small start-up companies: Perfinity, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, and Animated Dynamics LLC, a cancer therapeutics company, both located in West Lafayette, IN.

David is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was a Research Fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and a Presidential Young Investigator of the National Science Foundation. In 2005 he received the Herbert Newby McCoy Award, which is the highest scientific honor awarded by Purdue University.

Table of Contents

Part I: Geometric Mechanics
1. Physics and Geometry
2. Hamiltonian Dynamics and Phase Space
Part II: Nonlinear Dynamics
3. Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
4. Coupled Oscillators and Synchronization
5. Network Dynamics
Part III: Complex Systems
6. Neurodynamics and Neural Networks
7. Evolutionary Dynamics
8. Economic Dynamics
Part IV: Relativity and Space-Time
9. Metric Spaces and Geodesic Motion
10. Relativistic Dynamics
11. The General Theory of Relativity and Gravitation

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