Simulation of Models, Research Design,
& Data Analysis

in Nonlinear Research

A Computer-Laboratory Workshop

by

Frederick David Abraham

A Workshop for the SCTPLS’ 12th Annual
Convention

Portland, August 1, 2002

This
workshop will concentrate on using a few basic computer programs for the
simulation of models (Berkeley Madonna) and for data analysis in nonlinear work
(Santis), and possibly others. The calibration of analytic techniques includes
the exploration of parameters of analysis, the use of Monte Carlo methods, and
the running of known models. Analyses will include dimensional analysis,
attractor reconstruction, and recurrence plots. This is a not so tough
intermediate level, and does not require much mathematical background. It will
be almost entirely done via computer exercises. A basic introduction to
dynamics is assumed, similar to parts I, II, & III of the introductory workshop
given at the SCTPLS’s 11^{th} annul convention last year [basic dynamics workshop 2001 outline] or to those
found in Abraham, Abraham, & Shaw (1990), Abraham & Gilgen (1995), or
other papers of mine or R.H. Abraham’s books on visual dynamics.

**January 31, 2002**