This course introduces modern
methods for the analysis of dynamical systems. The course, which is
intensive, is unique in comprising a laboratory component which allows
one to examine and analyze real systems. The development of this course
has been funded by the NSF under a CCD grant.
To see the presentation at the Gordon Conference 2010 on Physics Education & Research click here.
To see the paper published in American Journal of Physics about the course and/or the invited presentation at Gordon Conference(2004) and AAPT meetings click here.
computer interfaced data acquisition and data analysis using Matlab
as well as computer simulations. (See the Experiments link below for more detailed information)
Textbook: "Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos ", by S.H. Strogatz, Addison Wesley, 1994.
There will be scheduled experiments for the first
weeks and the students will be working on a self selected project for
last three weeks.