CHAOS - CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM
- Why another book on chaos?
Quite a few excellent mathematics monographs on nonlinear dynamics
and ergodic theories have been published in last three decades.
On the whole, they are unreadable for non-mathematicians,
and they give no hint that the theory is applicable to problems of
physics, chemistry and other sciences.
By now, there are also many physics textbooks on "chaos''.
Most lack depth, and many of
them are plain bad, emphasizing pictorial and computer-graphics aspects of
dynamics and short changing the student on the theory. That's a pity,
as the subject in its beauty and intellectual depth ranks alongside
statistical mechanics and quantum field theory, with which it shares
many fundamental techniques. The book represents authors' attempt to
redress the balance and present the subject as one of the basic cornerstones of the advanced
graduate physics curriculum of future.
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