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I'm studying stability theory recently and met a lot of phrases like linear stability and nonlinear instability. After searching on Google, I became more confused. Thus I wonder if there is any approperiate or famous books discussing these issues of dynamical systems.

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closed as off-topic by Emilio Pisanty, John Rennie, Qmechanic Oct 21 '13 at 20:25

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This is unfortunately incompatible with the current policy on resource requests. –  Emilio Pisanty Oct 21 '13 at 9:47
    
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A standard/famous book on dynamical systems, which is very good about nonlinear stability is "Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos" by S. H. Strogatz.

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