Nonlinear Dynamics

PHYSICS513

Introduction to the study of temporal patterns in nonequilibrium systems. Theoretical, computational, and experimental insights used to explain phase space, bifurcations, stability theory, universality, attractors, fractals, chaos, and time-series analysis. Each student carries out an individual research project on a topic in nonlinear dynamics and gives a formal presentation of the results. Prerequisites: Computer Science 101, MATH 216, and PHYSICS 161L, 162L, or equivalent. One course.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

Computer Science 524
Nonlinear and Complex Systems 513

Curriculum Codes: 

NS, QS, R