World of Nonlinear Maps

  • Richard H. Enns
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics and Technology book series (SUMAT)


Many of the concepts and mathematical tools introduced for analyzing and understanding nonlinear ODE models also apply to nonlinear difference equations. For example, fixed points which play such an important role in ODE models are also fundamental to understanding difference equation models. Because nonlinear difference equations “map” sets of points on one time step into another set on the next step, they are commonly referred to as nonlinear maps.


Lyapunov Exponent Bifurcation Diagram Strange Attractor Chaotic Oscillation Sockeye Salmon 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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