JOURNA L OF OPTIMIZATION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS: Vol. 97. No. 2, p. 507. MAY 1998 BOOK NOTICES1 Zhou, K., Essentials of Robust Control, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 411 pages, 1997. Contents. Preface. Notation and symbols. List of acronyms. Introduction. Linear algebra. Linear systems. H2 and Hx spaces. Internal stability. Performance specifications and limitations. Balanced model reduction. Uncertainty and robustness. Linear fractional transformation, u and u-synthesis. Controller parametrization. Algebraic Riccati equations. H2 optimal control. HI control. Controller reduction. Hx loop shaping. Gap metric and v-gap metric. Miscellaneous topics. Bibliography. Index. Kantz, H., and Schreiber, T., Nonlinear Time Series Analysis, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, 304 pages, 1997. Contents. Preface. Acknowledgements. Basic topics. Introduction: Why nonlinear methods? Linear tools and general considerations. Phase space methods. Determinism and predictability. Instability: Lyapunov exponents. Self-similarity: Dimensions. Using nonlinear methods when determinism is weak. Selected nonlinear phenomena. Advanced topics. Advanced embedding methods. Chaotic data and noise. More about invariant quanti- ties. Modelling and forecasting. Chaos control. Other selected topics. Appendices. References. Index . 1Books to be reviewed should be forwarded to the Editor-in-Chief. 0022-3239 98 0500-0507$15.00 0 C 1998 Plenum Publishing Corporatio n
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