PHSX 721. Chaotic Dynamics. 3 Hours.

Topics covered may include the following: dynamical systems, attractors, sensitive dependence on initial conditions, chaos, one-dimensional maps, strange attractors and fractal dimensions, fat fractals, the horseshoe map, symbolic dynamics, linear stability of periodic orbits, stable and unstable manifolds, Lyapunov exponents, topological entropy, quasiperiodicity, strange nonchaotic attractors, nonattracting chaotic sets, fractal basin boundaries, renormalization group analysis, intermittency, crisis and chaotic transients. Prerequisite: Mechanics (PHSX 521, or its equivalent), ordinary differential equations (MATH 320, or its equivalent), and some computer programming knowledge. LEC.

Bachelor of Science in Physics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/physics-astronomy/bs-physics/

...Satisfied by: 5 PHSX 211 & PHSX 216 General...Digital Circuit Design EECS 721 Antennas EECS 728...

Master of Science in Physics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/physics-astronomy/ms-physics/

...Title Hours PHSX 721 Chaotic Dynamics 3 PHSX 731 Molecular Biophysics 3 PHSX 741 Nuclear...