Nonlinear Oscillations: Exact Solutions and Their Approximations (Hardcover)
This book presents exact, closed-form solutions for the response of a variety of nonlinear oscillators (free, damped, forced). The solutions presented are expressed in terms of special functions. To help the reader understand these non-standard' functions, detailed explanations and rich illustrations of their meanings and contents are provided. In addition, it is shown that these exact solutions in certain cases comprise the well-known approximate solutions for some nonlinear oscillations.
Ivana Kovacic is a Full Professor of Mechanics at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, and the Head of the Centre for Vibro-Acoustic Systems and Signal Processing CEVAS at the same faculty. Her research involves the use of quantitative and qualitative methods to study governing equations arising from nonlinear dynamics problems. She is the editor/author of the books 'The Duffing Equation: Nonlinear Oscillators and their Behaviour' and 'Mechanical Vibrations: Fundamentals with Solved Examples' (both published by Wiley) as well as two textbooks in Serbian. She is a Subject Editor in three academic journals: Journal of Sound and Vibration (Elsevier), Mechanics Research Communications (Elsevier) and Meccanica (Springer).