MATH 2706 Chaos and Structural Stability in One-Dimensional Dynamics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as MATH 39.
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3 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory; 4 credits
Computer and thought experiments will be used to illustrate concepts from one-dimensional dynamical systems. Lectures will focus on theoretical concepts explaining the phenomena illustrated in the laboratory assignments. Topics include structural stability, chaos, symbolic dynamics, kneading sequences for folding maps, bifurcation in parameter spaces, periodic points and the Sarkovskii ordering. Cantor sets, and fractional dimension. (Not open to students who completed Mathematics 2006  in fall, 1990.)
Prerequisite: Mathematics *1206 [4.3].