Non-linear Dynamics and Chaos|
|Course Cluster: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor|
The techniques of nonlinear dynamics have been proven, over the years, useful for a variety of disciplines covering areas from physics and system biology to econophysics, sociophysics, epidemiology and even linguistics. This course gives a taste of these new developments with an emphasis on applications. Examples that we shall discuss in the class include the development of social relations and love affairs, opinion dynamics, superconducting circuits and laser dynamics, and even methods of cryptography using chaos.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: PHYS113, PHYS116, AND PHYS213
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)(PHYS)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Steven H. Strogatz, NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CHAOS, (WITH APPLICATIONS TO PHYSICS, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND ENGINEERING)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly problem sets, midterm and final exams. There will be the option for projects that may substitute for both the midterm and final exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are encouraged to take a linear algebra course, MATH 221 or MATH 223, before or concurrently with PHYS 217.
|Instructor(s): Kottos,Tsampikos Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 24||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 16||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 10||FR: 4|