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MATH 673: Dynamical Systems

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General Information

Credits: 3


Contemporary topics in nonlinear dynamical systems illustrated in mathematical models from physics, ecology, and population dynamics. Traditional qualitative analysis of difference and differential equations provides background for understanding chaotic behavior when it occurs in these models. Topics include stability theory, fractals, Lyapunov exponents, and chaotic attractors. Offered by Mathematics. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to MATH 661.
Recommended Prerequisite: Elementary courses in linear algebra and differential equations.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.