Applied Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

UBC MATH 345, Section 201, Jan-April 2012

Calendar description: Phase plane methods, bifurcation and stability theory, limit-cycle behavior and chaos for nonlinear differential equations with applications to the sciences. Assignments involve the use of computers. [3-1-0]
Prerequisite: A score of 68% or higher in one of MATH 215, MATH 255, MATH 256, MATH 265.

Textbook: Nonlinear Dynamics And Chaos: With Applications To Physics, Biology, Chemistry, And Engineering, by Steven H. Strogatz, Westview Press, 2001.

Lecture Time & Location: Mon Wed Fri 10:00am, MATH Room 203.

Lab Time & Location: Wed 3pm-4:50pm, LSK 121.
There will be lab assignments that can be done either at home or in the Lab. Students are also encouraged to use the lab at other times between 9:00-5:00, provided that no class is occupying the room. Through the course we will use the software package XPPAUT. You can also download the software at XPPAUT Homepage.

Instructor: Dr. Tai-Peng Tsai, Math building room 109, phone 604-822-2591, ttsai at
Office hours: (revised) Wed 2-4pm, Thu 4-4:50pm, and by appointment (Tsai's schedule).



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