Additions to this new edition concern major topics of current interest. In particular, the author has added three new chapters dedicated to maps, bifurcations of continuous systems, and retarded systems. Especially the latter topic has gained major importance in several applications in mechanics and other areas.
From the contents:
- SDOF Autonomous Systems
- Systems of First–Order Equations
- Bifurcations of Continuous Systems
- Forced Oscillations of the Duffing Oscillator
- Forced Oscillations of SDOF Systems
- Parametrically Excited Systems
- MDOF Systems with Quadratic Nonlinearities
- TDOF Systems with Cubic Nonlinearities
- Systems with Quadratic and Cubis Nonlinearities
- Retarded Systems
1 SDOF Autonomous Systems
2 Systems of First–Order Equations
4 Bifurcations of Continuous Systems
5 Forced Oscillations of the Duffing Oscillator
6 Forced Oscillations of SDOF Systems
7 Parametrically Excited Systems
8 MDOF Systems with Quadratic Nonlinearities
9 TDOF Systesm with Cubic Nonlinearities
10 Systems with Quadratic and Cubic Nonlinearities
11 Retarded Systems
Prof. Nayfeh is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Design and Process Science, and the American Academy of Mechanics (AAM). He holds honrary doctorates from Marine Technical University, Russia, Technical University of Munich, Germany, and Politechnika Szczecinsksa, Poland.
Prof. Nayfeh received AIAA′s Pendray Aerospace Literature Award in 1995; ASME′s J. P. Den Hartog Award in 1997; the Frank J. Maher Award for Excellence in Engineering Education in 1997; ASME′s Lyapunov Award in 2005; the Virginia Academy of Science′s Life Achievement in Science Award in 2005; the Gold Medal of Honor from the Academy of Trans–Disciplinary Learning and Advanced Studies in 2007; and the Thomas K. Caughey Dynamics Award in 2008.