Foreword; Herbert B. Keller.
1. Lecture Notes on Numerical Analysis of Nonlinear Equations; Eusebius J. Doedel.
2. Interactive Continuation Tools; Willy Govaerts and Yuri A. Kuznetzov.
3. Higher-Dimensional Continuation; Michael E. Henderson.
4. Computing Invariant Manifolds via the Continuation of Orbit Segments; Bernd Krauskopf and Hinke M. Osinga.
5. The Dynamics of SQUIDs and Coupled Pendula; Donald G. Aronson and Hans G. Othmer.
6. Global Bifurcation Analysis in Laser Systems; Emilio Freire and Alejandro J. Rodríguez-Luis.
8. Periodic Orbit Continuation in Multiple Time Scale Systems; John Guckenheimer and M. Drew Lamar.
9. Continuation of Periodic orbits in Symmetric Hamiltonian Systems; Jorge Galán-Vioque aand André Vanderbauwhede.
10. Phase Conditions, Symmetries and PDE Continuation; Wolf-Jürgen Beyn and Vera Thümmler.
11. Numerical Computation of Coherent Structures; Alan R. Champneys and Björn Sandstede.
12. Continuation and Bifurcation Analysis of Delay Differential Equations; Dirk Roose and Robert Szalai.
Path following in combination with boundary value problem solvers has emerged as a continuing and strong influence in the development of dynamical systems theory and its application. It is widely acknowledged that the software package AUTO - developed by Eusebius J. Doedel about thirty years ago and further expanded and developed ever since - plays a central role in the brief history of numerical continuation.
This book has been compiled on the occasion of Sebius Doedel's 60th birthday. Bringing together for the first time a large amount of material in a single, accessible source, it is hoped that the book will become the natural entry point for researchers in diverse disciplines who wish to learn what numerical continuation techniques can achieve.
The book opens with a foreword by Herbert B. Keller and lecture notes by Sebius Doedel himself that introduce the basic concepts of numerical bifurcation analysis. The other chapters by leading experts discuss continuation for various types of systems and objects and showcase examples of how numerical bifurcation analysis can be used in concrete applications. Topics that are treated include: interactive continuation tools, higher-dimensional continuation, the computation of invariant manifolds, and continuation techniques for slow-fast systems, for symmetric Hamiltonian systems, for spatially extended systems and for systems with delay. Three chapters review physical applications: the dynamics of a SQUID, global bifurcations in laser systems, and dynamics and bifurcations in electronic circuits.
An overview of the influence of an important tool for bifurcation analysis
Providing this material, so far spread over a large body of research literature in different fields, in one single source
Also accessible to non-specialists
With 200 figures, 26 in full colour