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MATH 4440 Dynamical Systems (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course is an introduction to nonlinear dynamics and their applications, emphasizing qualitative methods for differential equations. Topics include fixed and periodic points, stability, linearization, parameterized families and bifurcations, and existence and nonexistence theorems for closed orbits in the plane. The final part of the course is an introduction to chaotic systems and fractals, including the Lorenz system and the quadratic map.


Prerequisites: MATH2202 and MATH4410 or permission of the instructor

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Last Updated: 25-Feb-14