This textbook on the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems for nonmathematical advanced undergraduate or graduate students is also a reference book for researchers in the physical and social sciences. It provides a comprehensive introduction including linear systems, stability theory of nonlinear systems, bifurcation theory, chaotic dynamics. Discussion of the measure--theoretic approach to dynamical systems and the relation between deterministic systems and stochastic processes is featured. There are a hundred exercises and an associated website provides a software program, computer exercises and answers to selected book exercises.
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