Aug 18, 2018  
Graduate Record 2017-2018 
Graduate Record 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

APMA 6240 - Nonlinear Dynamics and Waves

Introduces phase-space methods, elementary bifurcation theory and perturbation theory, and applies them to the study of stability in the contexts of nonlinear dynamical systems and nonlinear waves, including free and forces nonlinear vibrations and wave motions. Examples are drawn from mechanics and fluid dynamics, and include transitions to periodic oscillations and chaotic oscillations. Also cross-listed as MAE 6240. Prerequisite: Undergraduate ordinary differential equations or instructor permission.

Credits: 3