11R5. Dynamics of Synchronising Systems. - RF Nagaev (Dachny pr 9-2-66, St Petersburg, 198255, Russia). Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 2003. 326 pp. ISBN 3-540-44195-6. $149.00.
Reviewed by I Andrianov (Inst fur Allgemeine Mechanik, RWTH, Templergraben 64, Aachen, D-52056, Germany).
This book is monograph on the use of the averaging technique for solving the problems of theoretical, quantum and applied mechanics.
The book is aimed at both graduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers in mechanics and physics with university or equivalent education. It is assumed that the reader has a basic knowledge of analytical mechanics, theory of nonlinear oscillations, rigid-body dynamics, quantum mechanics and electrical engineering, as well as of mathematics in the framework of a basic course taught at a technical university.
The book is divided into 11 chapters.
Chapter 1 is devoted to the concept of local integrability and...