Math 4541 AU & AG: Dynamics & Bifurcations I, fall 2020
Classroom: Bluejeans and Skiles
168 (see below)
Office hours: 10:30 --11:45 MW
Final exam (According to GT
exam calendar, see below):
Instructor: Chongchun Zeng
Prerequisites: (MATH 2403 or MATH 2413 or
MATH 24X3 or MATH 2552 or MATH 2562 or MATH 2X52) and (MATH 1522 or MATH
1553 or MATH 1554 or MATH 1564 or MATH 1502 or MATH 1512)
Overview: This course is a broad
introduction to the local and global behavior of nonlinear dynamical
systems arising from ordinary differential equations and maps. We start
with one dimensional systems and then move to higher dimensional ones.
In the latter case, linear systems are discussed in details as they play
a crucial role in the study of nonlinear systems. We also focus on
fundamental structures such as equilibria and their bifurcations.
Course Modality Information: The course is delivered in hybrid "touch point" mode synchronously.
Material: In this semester, we will discuss topics (roughly Chapter 1--8 of the textbook) among:
Only the simplest scientific calculators are allowed. In particular, graphic calculators are not allowed.
1 final exam 50%, 1 midterm 26%, 6 homework assignments 4% each.
When needed, a curve may be
applied to adjust the letter grades upward.
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