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  1. H. D. I. Abarbanel, Analysis of Observed Chaotic Data, Springer-Verlag, 1996. ISBN 0-387-94523-7.
  2. Ralph H. Abraham and Cristopher D. Shaw, Dynamics: The Geometry of Behavior, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1992. ISBN 0-201-56716-4 (Hardcover), 0-201-56717-2 (Softcover).
  3. G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear fiber optics, Academic Press, 1989.
  4. K. T. Alligood, T. Sauer, and James A. Yorke, CHAOS: An Introduction to Dynamical Systems, Springer-Verlag, 1996. ISBN 0-387-94677-2.
  5. James A. Anderson, An Introduction to Neural Networks, MIT Press, 1995. ISBN 0-262-01144-1.
  6. J. Argyris, G. Faust, and M. Haase, An Introduction for Natural Scientists and Engineers, North-Holland 1994. ISBN ISBN: 0-444-82002-7 (hardbound), 0-444-82003-5 (paperback).
  7. D. K. Arrowsmith and C.H. Place, Introduction to Dynamical Systems, Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-521-31650-2.
  8. J. Awrejcewicz, Bifurcation and Chaos. Theory and Applications, Springer-Verlag, 1995. ISBN 3-540-58531-1.
  9. Gregory L. Baker and Jerry P. Gollub, Chaotic dynamics: an introduction, Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-521-38258-0, 0-521-38897-X (pbk.).
  10. Pierre Bergé, Yves Pomeau, adn Christian Vidal, Order within chaos. Towards a deterministic approach to turbulence, John Wiley & Sons, 1984. ISBN 0-471-84967-7, 2-7056-5980-3 (Hermann).
  11. R. K. Bock, H. Grote, D. Notz, and M. Regler, Data analysis techniques for high-energy physics experiments, Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-521-34195-7.
  12. T. Bountis, Chaotic dynamics. Theory and practice, Plenum Press, 1992.
  13. A. Bunde and S. Havlin (Eds.), Fractals in Science, Springer-Verlag, 1994. ISBN 3-540-56220-6.
  14. A. Bunde and S. Havlin (Eds.), Fractals and Disordered Systems, 2nd rev. and enlarged ed., Springer-Verlag, 1996. ISBN 3-540-56219-2.
  15. L. Carleson and T. W. Gamelin, Complex Dynamics, Corr. 2nd printing, Springer-Verlag, 1995. ISBN 3-540-97942-5.
  16. F. Casciati (Ed.), Dynamic Motion: Chaotic and Stochastic Behaviour, Springer-Verlag, 1994. ISBN 3-211-82517-7.
  17. Giulio Casati and Boris Chirikov, Quantum Chaos. Between Order and Disorder, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-43291 X.
  18. A.J. Crilly, R.A. Earnshaw, and H. Jones, Applications of Fractals and Chaos. The Shape of Things, Springer-Verlag, 1993. ISBN 3-540-56492-6.
  19. P. Cvitanovic, Universality in Chaos, Adam Hilger, 1989.
  20. L. E. Davis (Ed.), Handbook of Genetic Algorithms, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991.
  21. R. J. P. deFigueiredo and G. Chen, Nonlinear feedback control systems: An operator theoretic approach, Academic Press, 1993.
  22. R. L. Devaney, A First Course in Chaotic Dynamical Systems: Theory and Experiment, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1989. ISBN 0-201-55406-2.
  23. R. L. Devaney, An Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems. Second Edition, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1989. ISBN 0-201-13046-7.
  24. R. L. Devaney, Chaos, Fractals and Dynamics: Computer Experiments in Mathematics, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., 1990. ISBN 0-201-23288-X.
  25. P. G. Drazin, Nonlinear Systems, Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN 0-521-40668-4.
  26. Rainer Feistel and Werner Ebeling, Evolution of Complex Systems. Selforganisation, Entropy and Development, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1988. ISBN 90-277-2666-3.
  27. Michael Field and Martin Golubitsky, Symmetry in Chaos: A Search for Pattern in Mathematics, Art, and Nature, Oxford University Press, 1992.
  28. Y. Fisher, Fractal Image Compression. Theory and Application, Springer-Verlag, 1995. ISBN 3-540-94211-4.
  29. Murray Gell-Mann, The Quark and the Jaguar---Adventures in the Simple and the Complex, Little, Brown and Co., London, UK, 1994.
  30. Paul Glendinning, Stability, Instability and Chaos. An Introduction to the Theory of Nonlinear Differential Equations, Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-521-41553-5 (Hardback), 0-521-42566-2 (Paperback).
  31. Claus Grupen, Particle Detectors, Cambridge University Press, 1996. ISBN 0-521-55216-8.
  32. J. Guckenheimer and P. Holmes, Nonlinear Oscillations, Dynamical Systems, and Bifurcations of Vector Fields, 4th Printing, Springer-Verlag, 1993. ISBN 3-540-90819-6.
  33. Denny Gulick, Encounters with chaos, McGraw-Hill, 1992. ISBN 3-540-97173-4 (Soft), 0-07-025203-3 (Hard).
  34. Martin C. Gutzwiller, Chaos in Classical and Quantum Mechanics, Springer-Verlag, 1991. ISBN 3-540-97173-4.
  35. Hermann Haken, Synergetics. An introduction. Nonequilibrium Phase Transitions and Self-Organization in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Third revised and Enlarged Edition, Springer-Verlag, 1983. ISBN 0-387-12356-3.
  36. Hermann Haken, Information and Self-Organization. A Macroscopic Approach to Complex Systems, Springer-Verlag, 1988. ISBN 3-540-18639-5.
  37. Hermann Haken, Advanced Synergetics. Instability Hierarchies of Self-Organizing Systems and Devices , 3rd printing, Springer-Verlag, 1993. ISBN 3-540-12162-5 (Berlin), 0-387-12162-5 (New York).
  38. J. K. Hale and H. Kocak, Dynamics and Bifurcations, Springer-Verlag, 1991. ISBN 3-540-97141-6.
  39. B. Hannon and M. Ruth, Dynamic Modeling, Springer-Verlag, 1994. ISBN 3-540-94287-4.
  40. Mohamad H. Hassoun, Fundamentals of Artificial Neural Networks, MIT Press, 1995. ISBN 262-08239-X.
  41. Chihiro Hayashi, Nonlinear Oscillations in Physical Systems, Princeton University Press, 1985. ISBN 0-691-08383-5 (pbk.).
  42. John Hecht-Nielsen, Neurocomputing, Addison-Wesley, 1990. ISBN 0-201-09355-3.
  43. John Hertz, Anders Krogh, and Richard G. Palmer, Introduction ot the Theory of Neural Computation, Addison-Wesley, 1991. ISBN 0-201-50395-6, 0-201-51560-1 (pbk.).
  44. Robert C. Hilborn, Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics. An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers, Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-19-508816-6.
  45. John H. Holland, Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems, MIT Press, 1992.
  46. John H. Holland, Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity, Helix Books, Addison-Wesley, 1995. ISBN 0-201-40793-0.
  47. R. A. Holmgren, A First Course in Discrete Dynamical Systems, Springer-Verlag, 1994. ISBN 3-540-94208-4.
  48. F. C. Hoppenstead, Analysis and Simulation of Chaotic Systems, Springer-Verlag, 1993. ISBN 3-540-97916-6.
  49. W. Horsthemke and R. Lefever, Noise induced transitions: Theory and Applications in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Springer-Verlag, 1989.
  50. A. Høyland and M. Rausand, System Reliability Theory, John Wiley & Sons, 1994.
  51. Eryk Infeld and George Rowlands, Nonlinear Waves, Solitons and Chaos, Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-521-32111-5, 0-521-32937-7 (pbk.).
  52. G. Iooss, R. H. G. Helleman, and R. Stora, Chaotic Behaviour of Deterministic Systems, in Les Houches Summer School Proceedings, North-Holland, 1981. ISBN 0-444-86542-X.
  53. E. Atlee Jackson, Perspectives of nonlinear dynamics. Vol. 1, Cambridge University Press, 1989. ISBN 0-521-34504-9.
  54. E. Atlee Jackson, Perspectives of nonlinear dynamics. Vol. 2, Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-521-35458-7.
  55. J. A. Kaandorp, Fractal Modelling. Growth and Form in Biology, Springer-Verlag, 1994. ISBN 3-540-56685-6.
  56. Stuart A. Kauffman, The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution, Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-19-507951-5.
  57. Stuart A. Kauffman, At Home in the Universe. The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity, Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-19-509599-5.
  58. Daniel Kaplan and Leon Glass, Understanding Nonlinear Dynamics. Stability, Self Organization, and Chaos, Springer-Verlag, 1995. ISBN 0-387-94440-0 (softcover), 0-387-94423-0 (hardcover).
  59. Hassan K. Khalil, Nonlinear Systems. Second Edition, Prentice-Hall, 1996, ISBN 0-13-228024-8.
  60. H. J. Korsch and H.-J. Jodl, Chaos. A Program Collection for the PC, Springer-Verlag, 1994. ISBN 3-540-57457-3.
  61. Teuvo Kohonen, Self-Organization and Associative Memory. Third Edition, Springer-Verlag, 1989. ISBN 0-387-018314-0.
  62. R. Kubo, M. Toda, and N. Hashitsume, Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics. Second Edition, Springer-Verlag, 1991. ISBN 3-540-53833-X.
  63. Y. A. Kuznetsov, Elements of Applied Bifurcation Theory, Springer-Verlag, 1995. ISBN 0-387-94418-4.
  64. A. Lasota and M. C. Mackey, Chaos, Fractals, and Noise. Stochastic Aspects of Dynamics, 2nd ed. Corr. 2nd, Springer-Verlag, 1994. ISBN 3-540-94049-9.
  65. M. Lesser, The Analysis of Complex Nonlinear Mechanical Systems, World Scientific, 1995.
  66. Roger Lewin, Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos, Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992.
  67. M. Li and P. Vitanyi, An Introduction to Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Applications, Springer-Verlag, 1993. ISBN 3-540-94053-7.
  68. A. J. Lichtenberg and M. A Lieberman, Chaotic and Fractal Dynamics, John Wiley & Sons, 1992.
  69. E. Lippert and J. D. Macomber (Eds.), Dynamics During Spectroscopic Transitions, Springer-Verlag, 1995. ISBN 0-387-58703-9.
  70. R. López-Pena, R. Capovilla, R. García-Pelayo, H. Waelbroeck, and F. Zertuche (Eds.), Complex Systems and Binary Networks, Springer-Verlag, 1995. ISBN 3-540-60339-5.
  71. J. L. McCauley, Chaos, Dynamics, and Fractals. An Algorithmic Approach to Deterministic Chaos, Cambridge University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-521-41658-2 (hardback), 0-521-46747-0 (paperback).
  72. Leonard Mandel and Emil Wolf, Optical Coherence and Quantum Optics, Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-521-41711-2.
  73. Melanie Mitchell, An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms, MIT Press, 1996. ISBN 0-262-13316-4.
  74. Francis C. Moon, Chaotic and Fractal Dynamics: An Introduction for Applied Scientists and Engineers, John Wiley & Sons, 1992. ISBN 0-471-54571-6.
  75. M. S. El Naschie, O. E. Rössler, and I. Prigogine, Quantum Mechanics, Diffusion and Chaotic Fractals, Elsevier, 1995. ISBN 0-08-042027-3.
  76. Katsuhiro Nakamura, Quantum Chaos. A New Paradigm of Nonlinear Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 1993. ISBN 0521467462 (paperback), 0521392497 (HB).
  77. Grégoire Nicolis and Ilya Prigogine, Exploring Complexity. An introduction, W. H. Freeman and Co., 1989. ISBN 0-7167-1859-6, 0-7167-1860-X (pbk.).
  78. Richard Normann, Service Management. Ledning och strategi i tjänsteproduktion, Liber, 1983. ISBN 91-38-61239-9.
  79. H. E. Nusse and James A. Yorke, Dynamics: Numerical Explorations, Springer-Verlag, 1994.
  80. Edward Ott, Chaos in Dynamical Systems, Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN 0-521-43215-4 (Hardback), 0-521-43799-7 (Paperback).
  81. Edward Ott, Tim Sauer, and James A. Yorke, Coping with Chaos: Analysis of Chaotic Data and The Exploitation of Chaotic Systems, John Wiley & Sons, 1994. ISBN 0-471-02556-9.
  82. Alfredo N. Ozorio de Almeida, Hamiltonian Systems: Chaos and Quantization, Cambridge University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-521-34531-6.
  83. Barry Parker, Chaos in the Cosmos: The Stunning Complexity of the Universe, Plenum Press, 1996. ISBN 0-306-45261-8.
  84. Thomas Parker and Leon Chua, Practical Numerical Algorithms for Chaotic Systems, Springer-Verlag, 1989.
  85. Heinz-Otto Peitgen, H. Jürgens, and D. Saupe, Chaos and Fractals: New Frontiers of Science, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1993. ISBN 0-387-97903-4.
  86. I. C. Percival and D. Richard, Introduction to Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, 1983. ISBN 0-521-28149-0.
  87. Jenny Preece, Human Computer Interaction, Addison-Wesley, 1994. ISBN 0-201-62769-8.
  88. S. Neil Rasband, Chaotic Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems, John Wiley & Sons, 1989. ISBN 0-471-63418-2.
  89. Charles Ruhla, The Physics of Chance. From Blaise Pascal to Niels Bohr, Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN 0-19-853960-6, 0-19-8539770 (pbk).
  90. R. Z. Sagdeev, D. A. Usikov, and G. M. Zaslavsky, Nonlinear Physics. From the Pendulum to Turbulence and Chaos, Harwood Academic Publishers, 1988. ISBN 3-7186-4828-8, 3-7186-4829-6 (pbk.).
  91. Heinz G. Schuster, Deterministic Chaos, 2nd ed., VHC Publishers, 1988.
  92. Roberto Serra, Massimo Andretta, Mario Compiani and Giannu Zanarini, Introduction to the Physics of Complex Systems (The mesoscopic approach to fluctuations, non linearity and self-organization), Pergamon Press, 1986. ISBN 0-08-032629-3 (Hardcover), 0-08-032628-5 (Flexicover).
  93. H. R. Shaw, Craters, Cosmos, and Chronicles: A new theory of Earth, Stanford University Press, 1994.
  94. Ya. G. Sinai, Topics in Ergodic Theory, Princeton University Press, 1994.
  95. Philip Stehle, Order, Chaos, Order. The Transition from Classical to Quantum Physics, Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-19-508473-X.
  96. Steven H. Strogatz, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: with Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering, Addison-Wesley, Reading, 1994. ISBN 0-201-54344-3.
  97. M. Tabor, Chaos in Integrability and Nonlinear Dynamics, An Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, 1989. ISBN 0-471-82728-2 (Cloth).
  98. J. M. T. Thompson and H. B. Stewart, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: Geometrical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, 1986. ISBN 0-471-90960-1 (Cloth).
  99. Anastasios A. Tsonis, Chaos: From Theory to Applications, Plenum Press, 1992. ISBN 0-306-44171-3.
  100. Nicholas B. Tuffilaro, Tyler Abbot, and Jeremiah P. Reilly, An Experimental Approach to Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos, Addison-Wesley, 1992. ISBN 0-201-55441-0.
  101. Donald L. Turcotte, Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics, Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN 0-521-41270-6 (Hardback), 0-521-44767-4 (Paperback).
  102. Lewis Wolpert, The Triumph of the Embryo, Oxford University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-19-854799-4.
  103. Gerald M. Weinberg, An Introduction to General Systems Thinking, Wiley Series on Systems Engineering and Analysis. Wiley & Sons, 1975. ISBN 0-471-92563-2.
  104. G. M. Zaslavsky, Chaos in Dynamic Systems, Harwood, 1985. ISBN 3-7186-0225-3.
  105. Ya. B. Zeldovich, A. A. Ruzmaikin, and D. D. Sokoloff, The Almighty Chance, World Scientific, 1990. ISBN 9971-50-916-4, 9971-50-917-2 (pbk).
Complex Systems Bibliography from the University of Michigan
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P. Smith, Boeing

"It is impossible to know all the causal factors. We can only choose a limited number of significant factors, and use these for predicting future events, being forced to ignore factors having only a minor influence.
The hypothesis that certain events are causally connected must be accompanied by a hypothesis about the probable effects of the ignored facts."

H. Reichenbach

"Everything that happens in our world resembles a vast game in which nothing is determined in advance but the rules, and only the rules, are open to objective understanding. The game itself is not identical with either its rules or with the sequence of chance happenings that determine the course of play. It is neither the one nor the other because it is both at once. It has as many aspects as we project onto it in the form of questions."

M. Eigen R. Winkler

"Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. Chaos always defeats order because it is better organized."

Terry Pratchet

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