© 1989

Measures of Complexity and Chaos

  • Neal B. Abraham
  • Alfonso M. Albano
  • Anthony Passamante
  • Paul E. Rapp

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 208)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Complexity and Chaos

    1. N. B. Abraham, A. M. Albano, N. B. Tufillaro
      Pages 1-27
  3. Chaotic Metamorphoses

    1. Linda Caruso-Haviland, Paul E. Rapp
      Pages 29-31
  4. Characterizing Temporal Complexity: Chaos

    1. Measuring Dimensions, Entropies and Lyapunov Exponents

      1. H. Atmanspacher, V. Demmel, G. Morfill, H. Scheingraber, W. Voges, G. Wiedenmann
        Pages 33-49
      2. A. Goel, S. S. Rao, A. Passamante
        Pages 125-128
      3. K. Hartt, L. M. Kahn
        Pages 129-132
      4. U. Hübner, W. Klische, N. B. Abraham, C. O. Weiss
        Pages 133-136
      5. Daniel P. Lathrop, Eric J. Kostelich
        Pages 147-154

About this book


This volume serves as a general introduction to the state of the art of quantitatively characterizing chaotic and turbulent behavior. It is the outgrowth of an international workshop on "Quantitative Measures of Dynamical Complexity and Chaos" held at Bryn Mawr College, June 22-24, 1989. The workshop was co-sponsored by the Naval Air Development Center in Warminster, PA and by the NATO Scientific Affairs Programme through its special program on Chaos and Complexity. Meetings on this subject have occurred regularly since the NATO workshop held in June 1983 at Haverford College only two kilometers distant from the site of this latest in the series. At that first meeting, organized by J. Gollub and H. Swinney, quantitative tests for nonlinear dynamics and chaotic behavior were debated and promoted [1). In the six years since, the methods for dimension, entropy and Lyapunov exponent calculations have been applied in many disciplines and the procedures have been refined. Since then it has been necessary to demonstrate quantitatively that a signal is chaotic rather than it being acceptable to observe that "it looks chaotic". Other related meetings have included the Pecos River Ranch meeting in September 1985 of G. Mayer­ Kress [2) and the reflective and forward looking gathering near Jerusalem organized by M. Shapiro and I. Procaccia in December 1986 [3). This meeting was proof that interest in measuring chaotic and turbulent signals is widespread.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Neal B. Abraham
    • 1
  • Alfonso M. Albano
    • 1
  • Anthony Passamante
    • 2
  • Paul E. Rapp
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBryn Mawr CollegeBryn MawrUSA
  2. 2.Naval Air Development CenterWarminsterUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physiology and BiochemistryThe Medical College of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Measures of Complexity and Chaos
  • Editors Neal B. Abraham
    Alfonso M. Albano
    Anthony Passamante
    Paul E. Rapp
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-43387-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-0625-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-0623-9
  • Series ISSN 0258-1221
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 486
  • Number of Illustrations 330 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Electrical Engineering
    Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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