About this series
The Centre for Nonlinear Physics and Complex Systems (CFNL), Santiago, Chile, and Kluwer Academic Publishers have established this series devoted to nonlinear phenomena and complex systems, which is one of the most fascinating fields of science today, to publish books that cover the essential concepts in this area, as well as the latest developments. As the number of scientists involved in the subject increases continually, so does the number of new questions and results. Nonlinear effects are essential to understand the behaviour of nature, and the methods and ideas introduced to treat them are increasingly used in new applications to a variety of problems ranging from physics to human sciences. Most of the books in this series will be about physical and mathematical aspects of nonlinear science, since these fields report the greatest activity.