© 2013 – Chapman and Hall/CRC
363 pages | 100 B/W Illus.
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling and Chaotic Dynamics focuses on mathematical models in natural systems, particularly ecological systems. Most of the models presented are solved using MATLAB®.
The book first covers the necessary mathematical preliminaries, including testing of stability. It then describes the modeling of systems from natural science, focusing on one- and two-dimensional continuous and discrete time models. Moving on to chaotic dynamics, the authors discuss ways to study chaos, types of chaos, and methods for detecting chaos. They also explore chaotic dynamics in single and multiple species systems. The text concludes with a brief discussion on models of mechanical systems and electronic circuits.
Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this book provides a practical understanding of how the models are used in current natural science and engineering applications. Along with a variety of exercises and solved examples, the text presents all the fundamental concepts and mathematical skills needed to build models and perform analyses.
"The presentation is so clear that anyone with even a basic mathematical background can study it and get a clear picture. … Unlike many other similar textbooks, a rich reference section is given at the end of each chapter. The cautious selection of worked out examples and exercises throughout the book is superb. For anyone with previous experience of having run into books in mathematical modeling and chaotic dynamics that rapidly move into advanced mathematical content, the book offers a pleasant recourse at an introductory level and therefore can be very inspirational."
—MAA Reviews, December 2014
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
What Is Mathematical Modeling?
Classification of Mathematical Models
Limitations Associated with Mathematical Modeling
A Modeling Diagram
Dynamic System and Its Mathematical Model
Numerical Tools and Software Used
Modeling of Systems from Natural Science
Models with Single Population
Two-Dimensional (2D) Continuous Models (Modeling of Population Dynamics of Two Interacting Species)
2D Discrete Models
Introduction to Chaotic Dynamics
Chaos and Chaotic Dynamics
Primary Routes to Study Chaos
Types of Chaos, Transients, and Attractors
Methods of Investigation for Detecting Chaos
Poincaré Map and Poincaré Section
Chaotic Dynamics in Model Systems from Natural Science
Chaos in Single Species Model Systems
Chaos in Two Species Model Systems
Chaos in Two Species Model Systems with Diffusion
Chaos in Multi-Species Model Systems
Modeling of Some Engineering Systems
Models in Mechanical Systems
Models in Electronic Circuits
Solutions to Odd-Numbered Problems
Exercises and References are included in each chapter.