This book is devoted to the history of chaos theory, from the celestial mechanics (three body problem) to electronics and meteorology. Many illustrative examples of chaotic behaviors in various context found in nature (chemistry, astrophysics, biomedicine). If this book of course contains the most popular systems from chaos theory (Lorenz, Rössler, van der Pol, Duffing, logistic map, Lozi map, Hénon map…) it introduced many other systems, some of them being quite rarely discussed in textbooks as well as in scientific papers. The construction of this book is very original compared to the other book about chaos theory.
This book provides the key contributions to chaos theory with full references to the original works and some realistic examples in nature. Many aspects discussed in this book are original (never published elsewhere).
Readership : Advanced undergraduates and graduate students in nonlinear dynamics, and non-experts interested in chaos theory.