University of Portland Bulletin 2013-2014

PHY 323 Nonlinear Dynamics

This course introduces the basic concepts and techniques in the study of dynamical systems, including nonlinear ordinary differential equations, difference equations, and systems of equations. Using a wide variety of applications from the physical sciences, we will cover analytical methods such as linear stability, bifurcations, phase plane analysis, limit cycles, Lorenz equations, chaos, iterated maps, period doubling and fractals.

Cross Listed Courses

MTH 323


MTH 321
  • Up one level
  • 300