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Choas Theory & Fractals

  1. Jan 13, 2009 #1
    I am looking for two different pairs of books. This first pair would be an introduction into the chaos theory and fractals(seperate books). The second pair, I am looking for complete mathematical theory on each, preferably that is pretty self contained and in depth.

    My background in mathematics is: Calc 1-3, Linear Alg., Diff. Eq., and Mathematical Physics. I will be taking Applications of Complex Variables, and PDE's.

    I would also appreciate recommended math coverage for fractals.
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  3. Jan 13, 2009 #2
    I'm a strong believer that you can't do chaos theory without fully understanding dynamical systems, maybe others disagree. You might want to check out:

    Light intro to Dynamical Systems and Chaos Theory: http://www.amazon.com/Nonlinear-Dyn...bs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231863654&sr=8-1

    Somewhat more in depth dynamical systems treatment: http://www.amazon.com/Differential-...=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231863724&sr=1-4

    Pretty in depth treatment (probably beginning graduate): http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-...=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1231863755&sr=1-3
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