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MATH 307 A   Dynamical Systems & Chaos Back to Results  


InstructorSchult, Daniel A.
MeetsMWF 920-1010, MCGREG 210
Pre-RequisitesMATH 214
RestrictionsNo 2018
DistributionNat Science/Math Requirement
Core AreaNone

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A dynamical system is a set of mathematical rules which specify change over time. Examples include models of the solar system or of population levels. The goal of this course is to introduce some of the concepts and discoveries that have been made over the past fifty years about discrete dynamical systems. Repeated application of non-linear functions can lead to complex phenomena. Topics include fixed points, stability, chaos, symbolic dynamics, fractals, Lyapunov exponents, the Julia set, and the Mandelbrot set. Prerequisite: MATH 214. Offered in the fall only, in alternate years.