The 1980s were the decade which drew the attention of scientists to nonlinear and chaotic phenomena. Scientists had to lay the groundwork by integrating geometric and topological concepts (phase space, embedding, Lyapunov exponents, dimensions). The 1990s were the decade of refinement and application. From an engineer's point of view, there are at least three outstanding books worth mentioning which summarize the state of the art. Each book is supplemented by software for -line analysis, implementing the ideas presented in the respective books.

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