Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

MTH 435 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. An introduction to nonlinear problems in mathematics. Subjects to be covered include bifurcation theory, nonlinear oscillation, phase plane analysis, limit cycles. Poincare and Lienard theorems. Lorenz equations and chaos, strange attractors, the logistic equation, period doubling, fractals. Applications are to problems in biological and physical systems and engineering science. The course will make extensive use of computers. Prerequisite: MTH 330 or MTH 334