This course is taught by Dr. Jim Pantaleone (Physics Department) and is crosslisted with BIOL A456 and PHYS A456.
This course provides an introduction to nonlinear dynamics and chaos. Concrete examples from physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering are used to develop analytical methods and geometric intuition. Topics covered include phase plane analysis, iterated maps, fractals, and strange attractors.
The prerequisites for this course are MATH A202 with a minimum grade of C and (PHYS A124 with a minimum grade of C or PHYS A202 with a minimum grade of C).
Registration restrictions include completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing.
This course does not have a lab component.