Explores chaotic dynamics theoretically and through computer simulations. Covers the standard computational and analytical tools used in nonlinear dynamics and concludes with an overview of leading-edge chaos research. Topics include time and phase-space dynamics, surfaces of section, bifurcation diagrams, fractal dimension and Lyapunov exponents. Recommended prerequisites: PHYS 1120 and CSCI 3656 and (MATH 2130 or MATH 2135). Same as CSCI 5446 and ECEN 4423 and ECEN 5423.
- Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020