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Dynamical Systems
Dynamical systems theory is an area of mathematics used to describe the behavior of complex dynamical systems, usually by employing differential equations or difference equations. When differential equations are employed, the theory is called continuous dynamical systems. When difference equations are employed, the theory is called discrete dynamical systems. When the time variable runs over a set that is discrete over some intervals and continuous over other intervals or is any arbitrary timeset such as a cantor set—one gets dynamic equations on time scales. Some situations may also be modeled by mixed operators, such as differentialdifference equations.

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Last Updated: 03/22/2016