Courses & Units

Dynamical Systems and Chaos KYA314

Note:

This unit is available in odd numbered years only.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Dynamical Systems and Chaos
Unit code KYA314
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Mathematics and Physics
Teaching staff

Prof L Forbes

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
2 010301

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Requisites

Prerequisites

(KYA211 and KYA212 and KMA252) or (KYA375 and KME271) or (KMA252 and KMA254)

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

3 lectures, 1 tutorial weekly

Assessment

3-hr end-of-sem exam (80%), assignments (20%)

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Textbooks

Required

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