The Duffing Equation: Nonlinear Oscillators and theirBehaviour brings together the results of a wealth ofdisseminated research literature on the Duffing equation, a keyengineering model with a vast number of applications in science andengineering, summarizing the findings of this research. Eachchapter is written by an expert contributor in the field ofnonlinear dynamics and addresses a different form of the equation,relating it to various oscillatory problems and clearly linking theproblem with the mathematics that describe it. The editors and thecontributors explain the mathematical techniques required to studynonlinear dynamics, helping the reader with little mathematicalbackground to understand the text.
The Duffing Equation provides a reference text forpostgraduate and students and researchers of mechanical engineeringand vibration / nonlinear dynamics as well as a useful tool forpractising mechanical engineers.
* Includes a chapter devoted to historical background on GeorgDuffing and the equation that was named after him.
* Includes a chapter solely devoted to practical examples ofsystems whose dynamic behaviour is described by the Duffingequation.
* Contains a comprehensive treatment of the various forms of theDuffing equation.
* Uses experimental, analytical and numerical methods as well asconcepts of nonlinear dynamics to treat the physical systems in aunified way.