Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Course by MIT on Nonlinear Dynamics

Published Jan 21, 2009

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'Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos' is an OpenCourseWare that is provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This course concentrates on the theory of nonlinear dynamics and chaos and its association with random events that take place in closed systems. Nonlinear dynamics and chaos concepts are routinely applied in various disciplines, including mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry and engineering. Graduate students completing advance degree programs, such a master's degree in Mathematics, Physics or a related field will enjoy this challenging course.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: Course Specifics

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Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: Course Description

The objective of this free course is to investigate the theories of nonlinear dynamics and chaos and the applications of these theories. 'Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos' is presented in a lecture format by Professor Rodolfo R. Rosales of the MIT Department of Mathematics. The course focuses on the use of geometric thinking, computational methods and analytical methods. An emphasis is placed on the use of computer software to aid students' comprehension of course materials. Students who complete this course will study a variety of topics, including one-dimensional systems and elementary bifurcations. Other lectures focus on subjects that include nonlinear oscillators, qualitative and approximate asymptotic techniques and Strange attractors and fractals.

The materials for the OpenCourseWare include lecture notes, five problem sets and several exams that are available in downloadable PDF files. If you would like to take advantage of this free course, visit the nonlinear dynamics and chaos course page.

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