Stochastic and Chaotic Motion in Engineering Systems

  • F. Casciati
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 340)


This Chapter deals with the definition of a nonlinear dynamical system, the characterizations of its properties, the qualitative and quantitative tools for detecting them, the governing mathematical equations (independently of their solvability) and the consequent engineering pitfall. It is conceived as a bird’s eye introduction of Nonlinear Dynamics topics.


Phase Space Lyapunov Exponent Engineer System Chaotic Motion Strange Attractor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Casciati
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  1. 1.University of PaviaPaviaItaly

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