Remarks on Nonlinearity and Chaos
In Newtonian mechanics, dynamical systems are described by differential equations which, if supplied with initial conditions, can be integrated to a unique solution at any future time t. A unique solution means that for each set of initial conditions there exists only one solution. A set of initial conditions determines exactly one solution. Dynamical systems having this property are called deterministic. See Example 12.8.
KeywordsPhase Space Equilibrium Point Nonlinear Differential Equation Solution Curve Stable Equilibrium Point
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