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Fall 2009-2010
* CHE 448 / MAT 448  

Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics

Yannis G. Kevrekidis

The purpose of this course is to present an introduction to the phenomenology of nonlinear dynamic behavior that may be observed as well as transitions between them as system parameters vary. We will discuss experimental measurements for the characterization of the system behavior. We will also include a small amount of theory that can be useful in computational explorations.

Sample reading list:
Steven H. Strogatz, NonLinear Dynamics and Chaos

Reading/Writing assignments:
Independent project to be handed in at the end of the term; weekly homework assignments; reports on scientific papers and guided independent reading and/or computational exploration projects.

Papers - 50%
Other (See Instructor) - 50%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Exposure to ordinary differential equations and linear algebra as well as some computing experience are required for this course..

Other information:
Emphasis will be placed on the geometric/visual computer aided description and understanding of complex dynamics and chaos.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
25628 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled