Nonlinear Dynamical Systems: Theory and Applications

APMA 2190 S01 [CRN: 16035]

Basic theory of ordinary differential equations, flows, and maps. Two-dimensional systems. Linear systems. Hamiltonian and integrable systems. Lyapunov functions and stability. Invariant manifolds, including stable, unstable, and center manifolds. Bifurcation theory and normal forms. Nonlinear oscillations and the method of averaging. Chaotic motion, including horseshoe maps and the Melnikov method. Applications in the physical and biological sciences.
Fall 2017
14:30 - 15:50 Tue, Thu - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017