12.006J / 18.353J Nonlinear Dynamics I: Chaos

Fall 2005

Projection of the three-dimensional Lorenz attractor.
A projection of the three-dimensional Lorenz attractor. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.)

Course Highlights

This course features assignments requiring computational numerical experiments.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the theory and phenomenology of nonlinear dynamics and chaos in dissipative systems. The content is structured to be of general interest to undergraduates in science and engineering.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .c and .m.

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Prof. Daniel Rothman

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session