Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Billiard experiments; 3. Random matrices; 4. Floquet and tight-binding systems; 5. Eigenvalue dynamics; 6. Scattering systems; 7. Semiclassical quantum mechanics; 8. Applications of periodic orbit theory; References; Index.
Discusses quantum chaos, an important area of nonlinear science.
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