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.
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