LECTURER: V Naicker
This course is an introduction to the study of nonlinearity and chaos.
Many natural phenomena can be modeled as nonlinear ordinary
differential equations, the majority of which are impossible to solve
Examples of nonlinear behaviour are drawn from across the sciences
including physics, biology and engineering.
Syllabus : Integrability theory and qualitative techniques for deducing
underlying behaviour such as phase plane analysis, linearisations and
perturbations. The study of flows, bifurcations, the Poincare-Bendixson
theorem, and the Lorenz equations.
ONE tutorial per week.
TWO class tests and ONE final examination.
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