L31 Physics 509 Nonlinear Dynamics

The course will treat the theoretical foundations of nonlinear dynamics, and its applications to phenomena in diverse fields including physics, biology, and chemistry. Topics will include phase plane analysis, stability analysis, bifurcations, chaos, and iterated maps. Prerequisites: knowledge of multivariate calculus and ordinary differential equations at the level of Mathematics 217; and Physics 117-118 (mechanics at the level of 411 is desirable but not essential).

Credit 3 units.

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