By H.W Broer, B Krauskopf, Gert Vegter
Contributed through shut colleagues, associates, and previous scholars of Floris Takens, worldwide research of Dynamical platforms is a liber amicorum devoted to Takens for his sixtieth birthday. the 1st bankruptcy is a duplicate of Takens's 1974 paper "Forced oscillators and bifurcations" that was once formerly on hand merely as a preprint of the college of Utrecht. between different vital effects, it includes the unfolding of what's referred to now because the Bogdanov-Takens bifurcation. the remainder chapters hide issues as various as bifurcation conception, Hamiltonian mechanics, homoclinic bifurcations, routes to chaos, ergodic idea, renormalization concept, and time sequence research. In its entirety, the publication bears witness to the impression of Takens at the glossy idea of dynamical structures and its functions. This ebook is a must-read for an individual drawn to this lively and interesting box.