Nonlinear Time Series Analysis

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November 2003



The time variability of many natural and social phenomena is not well described by standard methods of data analysis. Nonlinear time series analysis uses chaos theory and nonlinear dynamics to understand such seemingly unpredictable behaviour. Results are applied to real data from physics, biology, medicine, and engineering. While based on a sound mathematical background, the book emphasises practical usefulness. Researchers from all experimental disciplines, including physics, the life sciences, and economy, will find guidance for the analysis of real world systems.


Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Basic Topics: 1. Introduction: why nonlinear methods?; 2. Linear tools and general considerations; 3. Phase space methods; 4. Determinism and predictability; 5. Instability: Lyapunov exponents; 6. Self-similarity: dimensions; 7. Using nonlinear methods when determinism is weak; 8. Selected nonlinear phenomena; Part II. Advanced Topics: 9. Advanced embedding methods; 10. Chaotic data and noise; 11. More about invariant quantities; 12. Modelling and forecasting; 13. Non-stationary signals; 14. Coupling and synchronisation of nonlinear systems; 15. Chaos control; Appendix A: using the TISEAN programs; Appendix B: description of the experimental data sets; References; Index.


From reviews of the first edition: '... any serious physics institute should have such a book on its shelves. It will be of use to any experimental scientist dealing with nonlinear data or a theoretical physicist who desires a feeling of 'how one does it in an experiment'. The clear course of presentation should make it accessible to undergraduate students.' Daniel Wojcik, Pageoph 'This book will be of value to any graduate student or researcher who needs to be able to analyse time series data, especially in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, geophysics, medicine, economics and the social sciences.' Mathematical Reviews '... a very readable introduction to the concepts and clear descriptions of the techniques, as well as cautions, where appropriate, about potential pitfalls and misuses of the methods. ... the book is a good reference to the current state of the art from the nonlinear dynamics community and is important reading for anyone faced with interpreting irregular time series.' Contemporary Physics
EAN: 9780521529020
ISBN: 0521529026
Untertitel: 2 Rev ed. 118 b/w illus. 4 tables 43 exercises. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2003
Seitenanzahl: 388 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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