Nonlinear Dynamics (Chaos) OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Course on Nonlinear Dynamics

Published Mar 07, 2009

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A free course offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 'Nonlinear Dynamics I: Chaos' covers the phenomenology and theory of nonlinear dynamics and chaos. This OpenCourseWare from MIT is intended for undergraduates majoring in Engineering and Science.

Nonlinear Dynamics I: Chaos: Course Specifics

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Nonlinear Dynamics I: Chaos: Course Description

This OpenCourseWare from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology gives an introduction to chaos and nonlinear dynamics in dissipative systems. The focus is on nonlinear phenomena described by a few variables that change over time. Topics covered include stability of solutions to ordinary differential equations, damped oscillators and dissipative systems, Fourier transforms, Lorenz equations, experimental attractors and fractals. Prerequisites include the OpenCourseWare on Electricity and Magnetism and Differential Equations. Students should also have knowledge of differential equations and of eigenvectors and eigenvalues. Experience with numerical computation will also be helpful. Professor Daniel Rothman teaches this free undergraduate course on nonlinear dynamics.

Lecture notes and assignments are included with this MIT OpenCourseWare about nonlinear dynamics and chaos. If you're interested in taking this free course, visit the Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos course page.

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