Lecture Time: MWF 2:30 PM - 3:20 PM
Classroom: Vincent Hall 211
Textbook: An Introduction to Dynamical Systems: Continuous and Discrete by R. Clark Robinson.
Description: The course will begin with the second part of the textbook, focusing on the iteration of one-dimensional maps (Chapters 9-11) and including topics such as fixed points, periodic points, stability, bifurcations, and chaos. Then, as time permits, we will sample topics from higher dimensional maps or continuous dynamical systems.
Prerequisites: Linear algebra and differential equations (Math 2243, 2373 or 2573) and multivariable calculus (Math 2263, 2374 or 2574).
- Homework assignments 25%
- Two midterm exams, 20% each
- Final exam 35%.
Homework: Homework problems will be assigned most weeks. They are due one week after assignment. Homework assignments will be posted here.
Midterms and Final:
- Midterm 1: Monday, October 19
- Midterm 2: TBD
- Final Exam: 1:30pm-3:30pm Wednesday, December 23
Grading Standards and Student Conduct: Students are expected to be familiar with University of Minnesota policies on grading standards and student conduct, including the consequences for students who violate standards of academic honesty.