This unit is available in odd numbered years only.
Provides grounding in theoretical physics for students interested in doing Honours in Theoretical Physics or Applied Mathematics. Topics covered include: Linear and Non-linear systems, examples. Phase plane and phase space. The Hartmann Linearization Theorem. Co-dimension 1 bifurcations; saddle-node, pitchfork and Hopf bifurcations. Limit cycles and oscillations. Global bifurcations. Homoclinic and heteroclinic orbits. Characterization of chaos. Routes to chaos, period doubling, secondary Hopf bifurcations, intermittency. Homoclinic chaos. Mel'nikov theory.
|Unit name||Dynamical Systems and Chaos|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
|Discipline||Mathematics & Physics|
Prof L Forbes
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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Prerequisites(KYA211 and KYA212 and KMA252) or (KYA375 and KME271) or (KMA252 and KMA254)
3 lectures, 1 tutorial weekly
3-hr end-of-sem exam (80%), assignments (20%)
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