Best Reference Books – Dynamical Systems

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Dynamical Systems subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Dynamical Systems along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Dynamical Systems subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Dynamical Systems" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Ordinary Differential Equations” by P Hartman
2. “Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems and Linear Algebra” by M W Hirsch and S Smale

“Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems and Linear Algebra” Book Review: This book is used by professors as the primary text for undergraduate and graduate level courses covering differential equations. It gives a theoretical approach to dynamical systems and chaos. It is mainly written for a diverse student population among the fields of mathematics, science and engineering. The book provides everything students need to know about dynamical systems as students. It helps students to seek to develop different mathematical skills to analyze the types of differential equations. The book gives numerous exercises and examples to introduce a linear system of differential equations. It also includes the advanced topics from calculus such as discrete dynamical systems and chaotic systems. The book contains updated material and various applications used in applied studies.

3. “Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems” by L Perko

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“Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems” Book Review: This textbook elaborates a systematic study of the qualitative and geometric theory of nonlinear differential equations and dynamical systems. The main topic of the book is the local and global behaviour of nonlinear systems and their different types. But the introduction of the linear system is also included in the starting of the book. All the content required for a clear understanding of the concept of dynamical systems. It also includes an outline of various proofs and examples describing the proof of the Hartman-Grobman theorem. It also illustrates the use of the Poincare map in the theory of limit cycles, the theory of rotated vector fields and its use in the learning of limit c cycles and homoclinic loops.

4. “Dynamical Systems: An Introduction” by Luis Barreira and Claudia Valls

“Dynamical Systems: An Introduction” Book Review: This book provides a self-contained and simple compact introduction to dynamical systems. The book included topics such as topological, low-dimensional, hyperbolic and symbolic dynamics. It gives a brief introduction to ergodic theory. It also focuses on topological recurrence, topological entropy, homeomorphisms and diffeomorphisms of the circle, Sharkovski’s ordering, and the Poincaré-Bendixson theorem, and the construction of stable manifolds. The book also provides introduction to geodesic flows and the study of hyperbolicity. It illustrates the basics of symbolic dynamics, the construction of symbolic codings, invariant measures, Poincare’s recurrence theorem and Birkhoff’s ergodic theorem. This textbook is mainly designed for a first semester or second semester course at the advanced undergraduate. It can also be useful for self-study at beginner levels of graduation.

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5. “Dynamical Systems” by Shlomo Sternberg

“Dynamical Systems” Book Review: The book is designed for first-semester students for the introduction to the subject at Harvard University. The book is written in simple with a wide range of content. It covers one-dimensional dynamics, differential equations, random walks, iterated function systems, symbolic dynamics, and Markov chains. It also offers a variety of online components, including Powerpoint slides for each chapter and MATLAB exercises as supplementary material. The book is bound to be very basic and helps to clear each concept. The theory explained in the book is very interesting and attractive like stories which illustrates the basic knowledge of dynamical systems thoroughly. It elaborates the topics such as Newton method, the Feigenbaum renormalization picture, fractal geometry, the Perron-Frobenius mechanism.

6. “Introduction to the Modern Theory of Dynamical Systems” by Anatole Katok and Boris Hasselblatt

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“Introduction to the Modern Theory of Dynamical Systems” Book Review: This book provides the first independent content of the concept of dynamic systems as a basic mathematical study. It introduces the theory while providing different research applications with basic tools and paradigms. The book begins with a discussion of a few basic examples. This is used to build a system of general study of asymptotic structures and to introduce key concepts and methods of theory. The second part of the main focuses on the interplay between local analysis near individual orbits and the global complexity of the orbit structure. The third and fourth part describes the theories of low-dimensional dynamical systems and hyperbolic dynamical systems in detail. More than 400 formal exercises are included in the text. This book is intended for students and mathematicians at all levels from advanced undergraduate up.

7. “Invitation to Dynamical Systems” by Prof Edward R Scheinerman and Mathematics

“Invitation to Dynamical Systems” Book Review: The book is designed for the student who wishes to study mathematics beyond linear algebra but doesn’t like abstract material. The book gives excitement of dynamical systems appeals to readers from a wide range of concepts. Instead of taking the theorem-proof-corollary-expression approach, it emphasizes geometry and intuition. The book covers topics such as the classical theory of linear systems and the modern theory of nonlinear and chaotic systems and their different types. It also elaborates symbolic dynamics, fractals, and complex systems. It also provides integrated presentation of continuous and discrete systems, this treatment involves the proper use of computing in the book. Appendix of the book includes an introduction to differential equations and explanations of how to write MATLAB, Mathematica, and C programs to compute dynamical systems. It is designed mainly for advanced undergraduates and graduate students include two semesters of calculus and one semester of linear algebra.

8. “Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience: The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting” by Eugene M Izhikevich

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“Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience: The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting” Book Review: This book illustrates the relationship of electrophysiology, nonlinear dynamics, and the computational properties of neurons, with each concept. It also elaborates an introduction to nonlinear dynamical systems theory for researchers and graduate students in neuroscience. It also gives an overview of neuroscience for mathematicians who want to learn the basic facts of electrophysiology. The book introduces topics such as one- and two-dimensional Hodgkin-Huxley-type models and continuing to a description of bursting systems. Each chapter ranges from simple to complex and provides sample problems at the end. The book also explains all necessary mathematical concepts with many figures and equations to make it more interesting for non-mathematician. Each concept is presented in terms of neuroscience and mathematics, which provides a link between the two approaches.

9. “An Introduction to Dynamical Systems” by D K Arrowsmith and C M Place

“An Introduction to Dynamical Systems” Book Review: This book provides a more self-contained introduction to the mathematical structures whose systems change over time, and which may reflect this type of behavior. The first part of the book is based on lectures given at the University of London and covers the background of dynamic systems. It also focuses on the fundamental properties of such systems, the local bifurcation theory of flows and diffeomorphisms, Anosov automorphism, the horseshoe diffeomorphism and the logistic map and area preserving planar maps. The book has more number of solved examples and exercises, many with hints and tips for solving and different figures to clear the concept thoroughly. This book is useful as a textbook for both senior undergraduates and postgraduate students in mathematics, physics, engineering, and other areas in which the notions of qualitative dynamics are employed.

10. “Chaos: An Introduction to Dynamical Systems” by Kathleen T Alligood and Tim D Sauer

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“Chaos: An Introduction to Dynamical Systems” Book Review: This book is aimed for courses in nonlinear dynamics offered either in Mathematics or Physics. The textbook requires the prior knowledge about calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra as prerequisites. It also describes the important topics such as discrete dynamical systems, chaos, fractals, nonlinear differential equations and bifurcations. The book also elaborates different lab visits, short reports which illustrate the basic concept from the physical, chemical and biological sciences. There are different Computer Experiments throughout the book that highlight the possibilities for dynamic testing using computer simulations, designed for use with any software package. At the end of the chapter, there is an advanced challenge which helps students to gain more knowledge about that particular topic.

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