Nonlinear science (Rev #1)

Too have a springboard to this increasingly growing field, which currently encompasses Chaos theory, fractals and multifractal system, Complex adaptive systems, Patterns and how they are formed, Solitons,Cellular Automata (CA) and self-prganizationhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-organized_criticality) to mention the major subfields.

Many of these areas have arised from questions in dynamics of earth and its atmosphere like three-body collisions which is what got Poincareâ€™ to spin-off topology, and later researcher n-body simulations. [Lorenz)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Norton_Lorenz) who found strange attractors in the weather models he used and Mandelbrot who finds fractals in many places in natural and anthropogenic phenomena.You know you are dealing with a nonlinear system if the output is not proportional to the input data.]

- G Nicolis, Introduction to Nonlinear Science , CUP 1995
- Liu Lam (ed), Springer 2005, Introduction to Nonlinear Physics