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Controlling Chaos

Suppression, Synchronization and Chaotification

  • Unifies chaos theory with fuzzy systems theory for more effective control of chaotic systems

  • Presents the latest results on chaotification of linear systems

  • Presents novel advanced control methods for applications to chaotic and nonlinear systems


Part of the Communications and Control Engineering book series (CCE)

About this book


Controlling Chaos offers its reader an extensive selection of techniques to achieve three goals: the suppression, synchronization and generation of chaos, each of which is the focus of a separate part of the book. The text deals with the well-known Lorenz, Rössler and Hénon attractors and the Chua circuit, and with less celebrated novel systems. Modeling of chaos is accomplished using difference equations and ordinary and time-delayed differential equations. The methods directed at controlling chaos benefit from the influence of advanced nonlinear control theory: inverse optimal control is used for stabilization; exact linearization for synchronization; and impulsive control for chaotification. Notably, a fusion of chaos and fuzzy systems theories is employed, with the Takagi–Sugeno model and the authors’ own fuzzy hyperbolic model utilized in the modeling and control of chaotic systems. Time-delayed systems are also studied with many synchronization methods being explored. All the results presented are general for a broad class of chaotic systems.

This monograph is self-contained with introductory material providing a review of the history of chaos control and the necessary mathematical preliminaries for working with dynamical systems.

Controlling Chaos will be of interest to academics from electrical, systems, mechanical and chemical engineering backgrounds working in control theory related to nonlinear dynamical and chaotic systems and to graduate students of chaos control.


The Communications and Control Engineering series reports major technological advances which have potential for great impact in the fields of communication and control. It reflects research in industrial and academic institutions around the world so that the readership can exploit new possibilities as they become available.


artificial intelligence chemical engineering control theory dynamical system fuzzy system modeling nonlinear control nonlinear dynamics optimal control time delay

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of Information Science and EngineeringNortheastern UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.Institute of AutomationChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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From the reviews:

“In this book the authors present state-of-the-art techniques for active control and synchronization of chaotic systems. … the book is written in a clear and concise fashion and each chapter contains a list of up-to-date references. … The book should be valuable to graduate students and faculty in engineering, or to applied mathematicians and physicists interested in the field of nonlinear dynamics and control theory. … It is recommended for individuals as well as libraries.” (Subhash C. Sinha, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 16 (1), 2011)