# Piecewise-smooth Dynamical Systems [electronic resource] : Theory and Applications / edited by Mario di Bernardo Laurea, Alan R. Champneys, Christopher J. Budd, Piotr Kowalczyk.

##### Contributor(s): Laurea, Mario di Bernardo [editor.] | Champneys, Alan R [editor.] | Budd, Christopher J [editor.] | Kowalczyk, Piotr [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service)

Material type: TextSeries: Applied Mathematical Sciences: 163Publisher: London : Springer London, 2008Description: XXII, 482 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846287084Subject(s): Mathematics | Mathematical analysis | Analysis (Mathematics) | Dynamics | Ergodic theory | Applied mathematics | Engineering mathematics | Vibration | Dynamical systems | Control engineering | Robotics | Mechatronics | Electrical engineering | Mathematics | Analysis | Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory | Control, Robotics, Mechatronics | Vibration, Dynamical Systems, Control | Electrical Engineering | Applications of MathematicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 515 LOC classification: QA299.6-433Online resources: Click here to access onlineItem type | Current location | Collection | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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Qualitative theory of non-smooth dynamical systems -- Border-collision in piecewise-linear continuous maps -- Bifurcations in general piecewise-smooth maps -- Boundary equilibrium bifurcations in flows -- Limit cycle bifurcations in impacting systems -- Limit cycle bifurcations in piecewise-smooth flows -- Sliding bifurcations in Filippov systems -- Further applications and extensions.

Traditional analysis of dynamical systems has restricted its attention to smooth problems, but it has become increasingly clear that there are distinctive phenomena unique to discontinuous systems that can be analyzed mathematically but which fall outside the usual methodology for smooth dynamical systems. The primary purpose of this book is to present a coherent framework for understanding the dynamics of piecewise-smooth and hybrid systems. An informal introduction asserts the ubiquity of such models with examples drawn from mechanics, electronics, control theory and physiology. The main thrust is to classify complex behavior via bifurcation theory in a systematic yet applicable way. The key concept is that of a discontinuity-induced bifurcation, which generalizes diverse phenomena such as grazing, border-collision, sliding, chattering and the period-adding route to chaos. The results are presented in an informal style and illustrated with copious examples, both theoretical and experimental. Aimed at a wide audience of applied mathematicians, engineers and scientists at the early postgraduate level, the book assumes only the standard background of basic calculus and linear algebra for most of the presentation and will be an indispensable resource for students and researchers. The inclusion of a comprehensive bibliography and many open questions will also serve as a stimulus for future research.

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